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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

(1894-1973), Politician; Minister of Health and academic administrator

Sitter in 24 portraits
Having practised law for twenty years, Willink was elected as a Conservative MP in 1940 and was made Minister of Health in 1943. By the time he took up his post, Conservative and Labour ministers in Churchill's coalition government had agreed to the principle of a new health service, free at the point of use. Willink was responsible for the 1944 White Paper which reflected this agreement. When Labour came into office in 1945, the new Minister of Health, Aneurin Bevan, took the plan further by bringing all hospitals into a state system. Willink resigned his parliamentary seat in 1948 to become Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, a post that he retained until his retirement in 1966.

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(392)

Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1950s-1963
NPG 4529(392)

Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(393)

Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1950s-1963
NPG 4529(393)

Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(394)

Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1950s-1963
NPG 4529(394)

Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(395)

Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1950s-1963
NPG 4529(395)

Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt, by Antony Barrington Brown - NPG x104734

Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Antony Barrington Brown
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 26 August 1953
NPG x104734

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1930s
NPG x93390

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1930s
NPG x93391

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1930s
NPG x93392

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1930s
NPG x93393

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1930s
NPG x93394

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1930s
NPG x93395

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1930s
NPG x93396

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1930s
NPG x93397

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1930s
NPG x93398

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1930s
NPG x93399

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1930s
NPG x93400

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1930s
NPG x93401

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1930s
NPG x93402

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, November 1944
NPG x169748

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Sir Henry Urmston Willink, 1st Bt

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, November 1944
NPG x169749

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