Edward Heath


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Sir Edward Richard George "Ted" Heath (9 July 1916 – 17 July 2005) was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1970–74) and as Leader of the Conservative Party (1965–75).

Born in Broadstairs, Kent, Heath studied at Oxford and served in the Second World War. He was first elected in the 1950 general election, for Bexley and was ... more »

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  • ''The unpleasant and unacceptable face of capitalism.''
    Edward Heath (b. 1916), British Conservative politician, prime minister. Speech, May 15, 1973, House of Commons, London. Hansard, col. 1243. Refer...
  • ''We are the trade union for pensioners and children, the trade union for the disabled and the sick ... the trade union for the nation as a whole.''
    Edward Heath (b. 1916), British Conservative politician, prime minister. Election campaign speech, February 20, 1974, Manchester, England. Said of...
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