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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

(1922-2008), Conservative politician; Foreign Secretary, Defence Secretary, Northern Ireland Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons

Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Francis Pym was elected as a Conservative MP in 1961 and remained in the House of Commons until being raised to the peerage as Baron Pym in 1987. He worked as a Whip before being appointed Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in 1973. He later served as Defence Secretary and was Foreign Secretary during the Falklands Crisis on 1982. He was regarded as a leading member of the 'Wets' during the Thatcher administration and was dropped from the government following the Conservative's 1983 election victory, after which he launched a short-lived pressure group, Conservative Centre Forward, to argue for more centrist policies.

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Conservative Party Conference, Brighton 1982, by Paul Brason - NPG 5843

Conservative Party Conference, Brighton 1982

by Paul Brason
oil on canvas, 1982-1985
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5843

The House of Commons, 24 July 1986, by Christopher John ('Chris') Orr - NPG 6834

The House of Commons, 24 July 1986

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

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym, by Nick Sinclair - NPG P510(32)

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Nick Sinclair
bromide print, 1991
NPG P510(32)

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym, by Walter Bird - NPG x135377

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 21 February 1966
NPG x135377

The Conservative Shadow Cabinet, by Tom Blau - NPG x131958

The Conservative Shadow Cabinet

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

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym, by Bassano & Vandyk Studios - NPG x174122

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano & Vandyk Studios
colour transparency, 29 June 1978
NPG x174122

Margaret Thatcher and the Cabinet of 1979, by Central Press - NPG x182327

Margaret Thatcher and the Cabinet of 1979

by Central Press
bromide press print, June 1979
NPG x182327

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym, by Nick Sinclair - NPG x87070

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Nick Sinclair
bromide fibre print, circa 1993
NPG x87070

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1964
NPG x176063

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1964
NPG x176064

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1964
NPG x176065

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1964
NPG x176066

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1964
NPG x176067

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1964
NPG x176068

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1964
NPG x176069

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 May 1968
NPG x177110

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 May 1968
NPG x177111

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 May 1968
NPG x177112

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 May 1968
NPG x177113

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 May 1968
NPG x177114

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