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Leslie Hore-Belisha, Baron Hore-Belisha (1893-1957), Politician; MP for Plymouth Devonport, Cabinet Minister and Secretary of State for War
Sitter in 27 portraits
Politician; Liberal MP for Devonport (1923-45). While Minister of Transport (1934-7) Hore-Belisha introduced 'Belisha beacons' and other road safety measures as well as transferring trunk roads to state care. As Secretary of State for War (1937-40) he carried out urgent reforms in the armed services and in Churchill's Caretaker Government of 1945 served as Minister of National Insurance (1945).
by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 28 January 1935