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  Edward Heath
In 1960 Heath was appointed Minister for Labour, and later Lord Privy Seal with responsibility for negotiating EC entry.
Heath was critical of Thatcher's policies and continued his vocal opposition to the Eurosceptic wing of the Conservative party in the Commons.
Heath was the son of a carpenter from Broadstairs in Kent.
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  Edward Heath
Edward Heath, the son of a builder, was born in Broadstairs on 9th July, 1916.
Heath remained in the House of Commons as a backbencher.
Heath was eager to supply both the energy and the authority, and he achieved at last one triumph which, at least to some, makes him rank with Pitt, Peel, Asquith and Attlee as prime ministers who have set the nation’s course for a generation and more.
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  Edward Heath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir Edward Richard George Heath, KG, MBE (9 July 1916 17 July 2005), soldier and politician, was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975.
Heath was the son of a carpenter and a maid from Broadstairs in Kent.
Heath continued to serve as a backbench MP for the London constituency of Old Bexley and Sidcup until retiring from Parliament at the 2001 general election, by which time he had been created a Knight of the Garter and was the longest-serving MP and "Father of the House".
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 Wikipedia: Edward Heath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sir Edward Richard George Heath, KG, MBE (9 July 1916 – 17 July 2005), soldier and politician, was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975.
Ted Heath was the son of a carpenter and a maid from Broadstairs in Kent, England.
Heath became the Tories' youngest leader and retained office despite the second party defeat in the general election of 1966 by a landslide.
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 Heath, Edward (Richard George) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Heath, Edward (Richard George)
Heath became leader of the Conservative Party in 1965 after Alec Douglas-Home's defeat in the 1964 general election, but was defeated by the Labour prime minister Harold Wilson in a snap election in March 1966.
Heath was buffeted by economic troubles, with unemployment increasing to over 1 million, and, after an economic boom in 1972, with world commodity prices rising sharply, inflation soared.
Heath remained leader of the Conservative Party for the election of October 1974, but his leadership and policies came under increasing criticism and in February 1975 he was successfully challenged for the leadership by Margaret Thatcher.
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 Edward Heath Summary
Ted Heath was the son of a carpenter and a maid from Broadstairs in Kent.
Heath won the party's election in 1965 as the youngest leader in its history, and then retained office despite the second party defeat in the 1966 general election.
Heath governed during the bloodiest period in the history of the Northern Ireland Troubles.
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 Edward Heath:
Prif Weinidog y Deyrnas Unedig rhwng Mehefin, 1970, a Mawrth, 1974, oedd Y Gwir Anrhydeddus Syr Edward Richard George Heath (9 Gorffennaf, 1916–17 Gorffennaf 2005).
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 Edward Heath
Sir Edward Heath died during the summer of 2005 and will be missed by those within CMM who had the pleasure and privilege of working with him.
HON SIR EDWARD HEATH KG MBE was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970-74 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1965-75; in the latter capacity he was Leader of the Opposition in Parliament from 1965-70 and again from 1974-75.
In 1960 Heath was appointed Minister for Labour, and later Lord Privy Seal with responsibility for negotiating EC entry.
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 British Prime Ministers: Heath, Edward (1916-)
Heath was elected to Parliament as a Conservative in the election of February 1950.
The Conservatives lost seats in the Commons to Labour, Heath failed to form a coalition government, and he was succeeded by Harold Wilson on March 4.
Examples of Heath's correspondence with other leading public figures can be found at various repositories around the country, for example, the Brotherton Library at Leeds University holds his correspondence with Lord Bottomley from 1964 to 1969.
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 USATODAY.com - Sir Edward Heath British PM in the early 1970s dies at 89   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Heath came to power in 1970 pledging to end Britain's long cycle of post-World War II decline, but he was thwarted and, in the end, brought down by militant unions seeking higher pay.
Edward Richard George Heath was born in Broadstairs, a harbor town in the southeast England county of Kent, on July 9, 1916, the elder of two sons.
Heath, who never married, was elected to the House of Commons for Bexley and Sidcup in 1950, and represented the solidly Conservative south England district through his long political career.
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 Edward Heath, who led Britain into Europe, dies at 89 - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Heath came to power in 1970 pledging to end Britain's long cycle of post-World War II decline, but he was thwarted and, in the end, brought down by militant unions.
Heath remained in the House of Commons as a rank-and file legislator, a bulky, unforgiving figure sniping ineffectively at his right-wing successor.
Edward Richard George Heath was born in Broadstairs, a harbour town in the southeast England county of Kent, on July 9, 1916, the elder of two sons.
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 Former British PM Sir Edward Heath dies - World - smh.com.au
Heath was a prime minister whose reputation was soured by decades of personal bitterness.
Edward Richard George Heath was born in Broadstairs, a harbour town in the south-east England county of Kent, on July 9, 1916, the elder of two sons.
Heath's predecessor, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, introduced the ballot, opening the way to those who'd made it from outside the rich and privileged families that had long dominated the party.
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 Edward Richard George Heath Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Edward Heath (born 1916) was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1970 to 1974.
Sir Edward Richard George Heath K.G., M.B.E., was born in Broadstairs, Kent, on July 9, 1916, the son of a builder.
In April 1972, Edward Heath was appointed Knight of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II, i.e., an ancient British title which elevated Heath to the peerage (British aristocracy).
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 BBC - History - Edward Heath (1916 - 2005)
Heath was British Conservative Prime Minister from 1970 to 1974, a troubled period which came to be seen as reflecting the failure of post-war consensual Conservatism, and produced a backlash in his party that brought Margaret Thatcher to the leadership in 1975.
Edward Heath was born on 9 July 1916 in Broadstairs, Kent, the son of a carpenter.
Heath remained in Parliament until 2001, a constant reminder to Thatcher of the party's moderate and Europhile traditions, which Heath angrily believed she had betrayed.
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 Edward Heath, 89; British prime minister boosted ties to Europe - The Boston Globe
Sir Edward came to power in 1970 pledging to end Britain's long cycle of post-World War II decline, but he was thwarted and, in the end, brought down by unions seeking higher pay.
Edward Richard George Heath was born in Broadstairs, a harbor town in the southeast county of Kent.
Sir Edward, who never married, was elected to the House of Commons for Bexley and Sidcup in 1950 and represented the solidly Conservative south England district through his long political career.
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 Text Commentary of "Edward Heath and Educational Reform" by Marion BAUDOIN, Stéphanie BOUET and Guillaume GRANIER
In this text, Edward Heath, conservative Prime minister from 1970 to 1974 with Margaret Thatcher as his secretary of state for education and science gives his own point of view on the successive educational reforms that had taken place in post-war Britain.
Heath was against this recommendation so that one of the 1rst measures taken by his Secretary of State for Education was to repeal the 10/70 circular as we have already underlined.
Throughout the text, Edward Heath underlines that his government were the saviours of a failing education: he cunningly uses the term "champions" l.
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 OBIT-Edward-Heath, 1st Writethru   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LONDON (AP) - Sir Edward Heath, defeated in government by pay strikes and in opposition by Margaret Thatcher in the 1970s but who led Britain into what is now the European Union, died Sunday, a spokesman said.
Heath was a prime minister whose reputation was soured by decades of personal bitterness, including his ouster as leader of the Conservative party by its standard bearer Baroness Thatcher.
Edward Richard George Heath was born in Broadstairs, a harbour town in the southeast England county of Kent, on July 9, 1916, the elder of two sons.
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 Sir Edward Heath | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Politics
When Edward Heath, who has died aged 89, took Britain into the European Economic Community in 1971, it was the culmination of a lifetime of undeviating effort.
Heath had won the 1970 election - against all the forecasts - with a majority of 30 and an unchallenged personal authority; he lost that in 1974, amid gloom and industrial chaos.
Heath's contempt for wilder Eurosceptic Tory talk of withdrawal from the European Union, or membership of the North American Free Trade Agreement, was always total.
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 Sir Edward Heath - Independent Online Edition > Obituaries
Heath's maiden speech was, significantly, a call for Britain to participate in early attempts to build a united Western Europe.
Heath now acted very much as his own Chancellor and was behind the shift to an expansionist economic policy in 1971.
Heath, still hoping for a settlement, resisted intense party pressure to call an election and exploit the unpopularity of the unions.
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 Edward Heath - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
After a spell in opposition as Shadow Wicked Witch of the West, in 1921 the Conserves returned to power and he entered the Cabinet as Chancellor of the Duchy of Orlock and rose through the ranks to be Secetary of Stating the need for more EU rope.
Heath backed Joan of Ark who did the Dance of Salami claiming to be to be the true successor of Margherita as the Big Cheese.
Having intended to go in 1997, Edward Heath overslept and woke up to find that there was a new Prime Minister called Toney Blur who had shot in on a programme of Hairshirt and Spinning, standing down in 2001 Heath became a Lord and died after a 4 year nap of Chronic Balefulness.
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 Former British Prime Minister Edward Heath Dies at 89 - New York Times
Sir Edward Heath, who as prime minister took Britain into the European Economic Community in 1973 and for decades was the Conservative Party's leading advocate of European Unity, died today at his home in Salisbury, his spokesman said.
Edward Richard George Heath was born during a German air raid on July 9, 1916, in St. Peter's-in-Thanet, a village in Broadstairs, a small coastal resort in Kent, on the southeastern coast, where his working-class family had its roots.
His father, William George Heath, was a carpenter who eventually ran his own building firm; his mother, Edith Anne Pantony Heath, worked as a maid before she gave birth to Edward and his younger brother, John, who died in 1983.
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 Edward Heath - Wikinfo
Sir Edward Richard George Heath (born July 9, 1916) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975.
Heath began negotations with leaders of the Liberal Party to form a coalition, but, when these failed, resigned as Prime Minister and was replaced by Harold Wilson who formed a minority government.
Heath continued to serve as a backbench MP for the Kent constituency of Old Bexley and Sidcup until retiring from Parliament at the 2001 general election, by which time he was the longest-serving member and "Father of the House".
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