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Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), Editor of 'Tribune' and Labour politician; MP for Ebbw Vale and Minister of Health; husband of Jennie Lee

Sitter in 32 portraits
Politician. Born in Tredegar, Monmouthshire, 'Nye' Bevan was elected Labour MP for Ebbw Vale (1929-60), and became the South Wales miners' spokesman. He was founder and, from 1942 to 1945, editor of the left-wing weekly Tribune. As Minister for Health and Housing (1945-51) Bevan guided the National Health Service Act through Parliament (1946) and oversaw its implementation in the National Health Service (1948) with nationalised hospitals and free medical treatment for all.