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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft (1909-1994), Politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer

Sitter in 30 portraits
Elected as a Conservative MP in 1938, Thorneycroft became President of the Board of Trade in 1951, and was the youngest member of Winston Churchill's cabinet. He became Chancellor of the Exchequer in Harold Macmillan's government in 1957, and was Minister of Defence (1962-64). Thorneycroft was in favour of government cuts to control inflation, but this was unpopular, and he resigned the next year. Returning to cabinet in 1960, he held several posts in government and opposition, before losing his seat in the 1966 election. He then entered the House of Lords as Baron Thorneycroft of Dunston. A strong supporter of Margaret Thatcher's monetarist policies, she made him Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1975.

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 10 November 1938
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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 10 November 1938
NPG x26967

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 10 November 1938
NPG x26968

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1940s
NPG x14219

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and his cabinet of 1955

by International News Photos
vintage print, 1955
NPG x182304

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The Conservative Shadow Cabinet

by Tom Blau
modern C-type from original transparency, 1977
NPG x131958

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Sir Sidney Robert Nolan
oil on board, 1979
NPG 6495

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1943
NPG x22866

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1943
NPG x22867

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1943
NPG x22868

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1943
NPG x22869

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 14 September 1948
NPG x97787

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 14 September 1948
NPG x97788

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 14 September 1948
NPG x97789

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 14 September 1948
NPG x97790

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 15 April 1948
NPG x185673

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, 15 April 1948
NPG x189297

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, 15 April 1948
NPG x189298

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(George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft

by Lenare
nitrate negative, 2 October 1949
NPG x3922