Hugh Gaitskell

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Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell (9 April 1906 – 18 January 1963) was a British Labour politician, who held Cabinet office in Clement Attlee's governments, and was the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition from 1955 until his death in 1963.

He was born in Kensington, London, the third and youngest child of Arthur Gaitskell (1870–1915), of the Indian Civil Service, and ... more »

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  • ''Let us not forget that we can never go farther than we can persuade at least half of the people to go.''
    Hugh Gaitskell (1906-1963), British Labour politician. Speech, October 3, 1961, to Labour Party Conference, Brighton.
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