My history hero: Clement Attlee (1883–1967)

"If I could meet Attlee, I'd ask him for his views on the Labour government of 1997–2010, and what he makes of today's Labour party. It would be interesting to find out!": Betty Boothroyd tells York Membery why Clement Attlee is her history hero...

British leader of the Labour Party Clement Attlee leaves the Treasury, 27 May 1945. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the February 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine

Clement Attlee was leader of the Labour government that swept to power in the 1945 general election.

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