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Prime Ministers who were born or died in London during the 20th century

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Born in Mayfair in 1903, Sir Alec Douglas-Home became Prime Minister in 1963-64.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home



Prime Minister from 1905-08, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman died at 10 Downing Street in 1908, a few weeks after resigning.

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman



Andrew Bonar Law became Prime Minister in 1922-23. He died at his home at 24 Onslow Gardens in Chelsea in 1923. His ashes are interred at Westminster Abbey.

Andrew Bonar Law
Famous people buried at Westminster Abbey



Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister from 1937-40, died 6 months after leaving office and his ashes are interred at Westminster Abbey. In the interests of peace Chamberlain followed a controversial policy of appeasement towards Adolf Hitler, signing the Munich Agreement in 1938 after the invasion of Czechoslovakia. When the policy failed he declared war on Germany a year later, but criticism of his leadership and early military defeats led him to stand down in 1940 in favour of Winston Churchill.

Neville Chamberlain
Famous people buried at Westminster Abbey



Prime Minister from 2010-16 David Cameron was born in London in 1966.

David Cameron



Prime Minister in 1945-51, Clement Attlee died in 1967 at Westminster Hospital. His ashes are interred at Westminster Abbey. His Labour administration governed in the turbulent post-war years and revolutionized British society by introducing the Welfare State including in 1948 the National Health Service. In 1947 and 1948 India and Burma gained independence, the beginnings of the dismantling of the British Empire.

Clement Attlee
Clement Attlee
The Welfare State
Famous people buried at Westminster Abbey




Harold Wilson, twice Prime Minister in 1964-70 and 1974-76, died in London in 1995. He is buried at St Mary's on the Isles of Scilly off the coast of Cornwall.

Harold Wilson


A week is a long time in politics.
(1964)



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