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Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell (1906-1963), Politician, leader of the Labour party
Sitter in 29 portraits
Politician. Gaitskell became a socialist during the General Strike, and was elected as a Labour MP for Leeds South in 1945. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1950-1) and took over the leadership of the Party on Attlee's retirement in December 1955. Gaitskell was a powerful Opposition Leader, who shaped party policy. The legacy of his work was Labour 's return to power in 1964.
by Philippe Halsman
bromide print, 1955
by Central Press
bromide press print, 29 August 1959