Donald J. Sutcliffe

Donald Sutcliffe
Portrait of Donald J. Sutcliffe

2nd Prime Minister of the English Republic
May 3, 1966-May 6, 1972

Predecessor Charles Morgan
Successor Eustace Minor

Leader of Labour Party
September 10, 1964-March 3, 1973

Successor James Boren

Leader of the Opposition
May 6, 1972-March 3, 1973

Predecessor Eustace Minor
Successor James Boren

Member of Parliament, Chichester

Successor Louis Brown
Born March 13, 1911
Died February 25, 1996
Spouse Nathalie Sutcliffe
Political Party Labour Party
Profession Professor, Diplomat, Lawyer

Donald Jakob Sutcliffe (3/13/1911-2/25/1996) was the second Prime Minister of the Republic of England under its modern Constitution and one of the founders of England's Labour Party, and is considered, after Charles Morgan, the most influential post-Anarchy politician in the country's history. He is also significant in that he was the first Jewish head of state in the history of a Western, industrialized nation, paving the way for the election of other Jewish heads of state, including Adam Eisler in the United States, Joseph Cheminau in East Prussia and Karin Jakobsdotter in Denmark.

Sutcliffe's contributions to both Labour and England were significant, mostly in helping disassociate the political left, from which he hailed, with the old Socialist regime, and kept most of his more radical allies largely marginalized. Sutcliffe's victory over the American-backed National Government under Charles Morgan led to the unilateral legalization of labor unions, which had previously not existed in England, the formation of a "cradle-to-grave" welfare structure in England to support many suffering from the effects of the Anarchy, and income caps and multiple transactional taxes. While initially popular, Sutcliffe's allowance of American nuclear weapons on American soil eventually put him at odds with the left wing of the party, and the "open-arms" immigration policy, while started by Morgan, was unpopular, and Sutcliffe lost in the 1972 election. Sutcliffe retired from Parliament in 1978 after serving six years in the backbenches and travelled the world as a public speaker in the ensuing years.

Early Life

Anarchy and Work in Palestine

Post-Anarchy Career

Labour Party and 1966 Elections

Ministry of Donald Sutcliffe 1966-1972

Post-Ministry and Retirement

Death and Legacy