The Prime Ministers we never quite had

Francis Beckett looks at 10 politicians who just failed to secure the top job in British politics – then he imagines what would have happened to the country if they had won

A general view of 10 Downing Street, the residence of the British prime minister currently in office, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the July 2007 issue of BBC History Magazine 

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