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Michael Foot (1913-2010), Editor, man of letters and Labour politician; MP for Ebbw Vale and Blaenau Gwent and leader of the Labour Party

Sitter in 12 portraits
Politician and Leader of the Labour Party (1980-83). Foot, a member of a political dynasty, was a journalist before entering parliament in the Labour landslide of 1945. A Bevanite, Foot was editor of the left wing weekly Tribune from 1948 to 1952, and again from 1955 to 1960. He succeeded Aneurin Bevan as MP for Ebbw Vale in South Wales. Foot was Secretary of State for Employment (1974-6) and under James Callaghan, Leader of the House of Commons. Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (1976-80), he succeeded Callaghan as Leader of the Opposition, a position he resigned three years later after Margaret Thatcher's repeated success at the polls.

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4529(127)

Michael Foot

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1950s?
NPG 4529(127)

4529(128)

Michael Foot

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1950s?
NPG 4529(128)

4529(129)

Michael Foot

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1950s?
NPG 4529(129)

4529(130)

Michael Foot

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1950s?
NPG 4529(130)

4529(131)

Michael Foot

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1950s?
NPG 4529(131)

P384

Michael Foot

by Fred Daniels
vintage bromide print, circa 1953
NPG P384

5920(9)

Michael Foot

by Mark Boxer
ink and coloured crayon, 1976
NPG 5920(9)

P174

Michael Foot

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1981
NPG P174

6834

The House of Commons, 24 July 1986

by Christopher John ('Chris') Orr
aquatint and etching, 1986
NPG 6834

x6392

Michael Foot

by John Walmsley
resin print, 1970s
NPG x6392

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