Foot, Michael

Foot, Michael
   b. 1913, Plymouth
   From a prominent political family, Foot entered Parliament in 1945 and for nine years (1948–52, 1955–60) was editor of the left-wing journal Tribune. In the Labour government of the 1970s, he served as Secretary for Employment (1974–6) and Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (1976–9). He was elected leader of the Labour party to succeed James Callaghan in 1980, but resigned after Labour’s defeat in the general election of 1983. Many in the Labour Party felt that his image was outmoded; he was regularly photographed shambling on Hampstead Heath with his dog and stick, and his literariness meant that he lacked the killer instinct necessary to lead a successful political party against the likes of Margaret Thatcher.
   See also: Labour Party

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