6 July 1960: Death of Aneurin Bevan, British Politician

Aneurin Bevan was born into an area of Wales where two-thirds of the male population worked underground in the mines. Throughout his career he championed the cause of the working classes and his service as Minister for Health gave the British universal healthcare through the National Health Service.

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27 February 1900: Founding of the British Labour Party

Labour Party Headquarters, Victoria Street, London

At the end of the 19th century left-wing political representation in the United Kingdom was spread across a large number of small organisations. The Independent Labour Party failed to make any headway in the 1895 general election despite fielding 28 candidates.

In order to have any influence over

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