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Filuwaúrdjan
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« on: January 18, 2005, 04:51:03 pm »

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On this day in 1963, Labour leader Hugh Gaitskell (Leeds South) died suddenly from a rare medical condition. He was 56.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2005, 05:02:46 pm »

When was the last time a Conservative leader died when head of the party? Labour had Smith and Gaitskell.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2005, 09:56:17 pm »

Disraeli, Lord Beaconsfield (and I had to look it up).
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2005, 03:50:19 am »

Quite possibly the best PM we never had.

He actually did try to abolish Clause Four, but the party stopped him and forced unilateral nuclear disarmament as policy for a year.
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