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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym (1922-2008), 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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6834

The House of Commons, 24 July 1986

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

P510(32)

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

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

x135377

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 21 February 1966
NPG x135377

x131958

The Conservative Shadow Cabinet

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

x174122

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

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

x182327

Margaret Thatcher and the Cabinet of 1979

by Central Press
bromide press print, June 1979
NPG x182327

x87070

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Nick Sinclair
bromide fibre print, circa 1993
NPG x87070

x176063

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

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

x176064

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

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

x176065

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

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

x176066

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

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

x176067

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

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

x176068

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

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

x176069

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

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

x177110

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

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

x177111

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

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

x177112

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

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

x177113

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

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

x177114

Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

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