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|Chancellor of the Exchequer|
1973 - 1975
|Preceded by:||Denis Healey|
|President of the Board of Trade|
1959 - 1963
1970 - 1973
August 29 1918, St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom
|Died||February 16 1977, London, United Kingdom|
Trinity College, Oxford
Tony Crosland was a British labour party politician who held several cabinet posts, most notably Chancellor of the Exchequer (1973 - 1975) under Roy Jenkins.
He was a member of Hugh Gaitskell's so called Dinner Cabinet, of junior cabinet members who held great influence over the Gaitskell government.
Crosland was appointed Chancellor by Roy Jenkins, in a controversial move that involved sacking the well respected incumbent Chancellor Denis Healey.
Following Labour's election defeat in 1975, and Roy Jenkins' retirement from front line politics, Crosland became the leader of the social democratic right wing of the labour party. He unsuccessfully stood against James Callaghan for the labour leadership in 1975, but remained in the shadow cabinet.
Many predicted Crosland would make a political comeback, a few even predicted he could be the next labour Prime Minister. His sudden death in early 1977 shocked many.