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|Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|
July 26, 1945 - May 27, 1955
|Preceded by:||E.F.L Wood|
|Succeded by:||Anthony Eden|
|Leader of the Opposition|
1940 - 1945
1955 - 1955
|Succeded by:||Hugh Gaitskell|
|Minister of Fuel and Power|
October 24, 1947 - February 15, 1950
|Preceded by:||Manny Shinwell|
|Succeded by:||Philip Noel-Baker|
April 9 1906, London, United Kingdom
|Died||January 18 1963, London, United Kingdom|
New College, Oxford
Clement Attlee was a British politician who served as Prime Minister (1945 - 1955).
In 1945 he led labour to an landslide election victory, and formed the first labour majority government.
His government was considered one of the most radical in british political history, nationalising major industries, establishing the National Health Service and the National Housing Plan.
Labour was re-elected in 1950, but with its majority halved. Attlee's second government was less radical than that of 1945-1950, and largely revolved around foreign affairs.
Labour was defeated in 1955, and Attlee stepped down as leader.
Early Political Career
Labour won a landslide victory in 1945.
Attlee Cabinet 1945 - 1950
Prime Minister - Clement Attlee
Chancellor - Ernest Bevin