Item description for Callaghan (British Prime Ministers of the 20th Century) (Life&Times) by Harry Conroy...
James Callaghan the Labour politician was prime minister from 1976-79. His first career was as a tax officer in the Inland Revenue, so fittingly his first cabinet position was Chancellor of the Exchequer (1964-67). On Harold Wilson's surprise resignation in 1976, the party's MPs elected Callaghan as their leader; he therefore automatically succeeded Wilson as prime minister. His term in office was dominated by industrial unrest, culminating in the Winter of Discontent . On March 28, 1979 the government was narrowly defeated (311 votes to 310) on an opposition motion of no confidence. It was the first occasion since 1924 when a vote in the House of Commons had precipitated a general election. Labour lost the subsequent election and in October 1980 Callaghan resigned as party leader.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.56" Width: 5.04" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Oct 16, 2006
Publisher Haus Publishers Ltd.
ISBN 1904950701 ISBN13 9781904950707
Availability 0 units.
More About Harry Conroy
General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists and editor of the Catholic Observer. Former Press Officer of the Labour party in Scotland