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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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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 May 1968
NPG x177115

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 May 1968
NPG x177116

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 May 1968
NPG x177117

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 May 1968
NPG x177118

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano & Vandyk Studios
half-plate film negative, 29 June 1978
NPG x174116

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano & Vandyk Studios
half-plate film negative, 29 June 1978
NPG x174117

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano & Vandyk Studios
half-plate film negative, 29 June 1978
NPG x174118

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano & Vandyk Studios
half-plate film negative, 29 June 1978
NPG x174119

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano & Vandyk Studios
half-plate film negative, 29 June 1978
NPG x174120

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Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym

by Bassano & Vandyk Studios
half-plate film negative, 29 June 1978
NPG x174121

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