20th Century British Politicians: A-Z

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Can you name the 20th Century British Politicians who match each clue and whose surnames begin with the given letter?

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LetterPoliticianClue
AFirst non-interim leader of the Liberal Democrats
BProminent Labour Party socialist, renounced hereditary title and later held several cabinet positions
CPrime Minister, the first to officially use the title and the only to hold the post while Father of the House
DChancellor of the Exchequer, attempted to deal with post Second World War economic Crisis with a Policy of Low Interest Rates and Produced Progressive Budgets, but Resigned after Leaking a Budget Secret
EForeign Secretary and later Prime Minister, opposed policy of Appeasement towards Nazi Germany but remembered for poor handling of the Suez Crisis
FLeader of the Opposition, led Labour to its lowest vote share at a General Election since 1918
GForeign Secretary, held position at outbreak of the First World War and longest continuous holder of the position
HChancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister, resignation speech seen as triggering Margaret Thatcher's downfall
IA Lord and Viceroy of India, made a notable pact with Gandhi and the Indian National Congress, later held government positions as Lord Halifax
JChancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary, oversaw effective abolition of capital punishment and later one of the SDP 'Gang of Four'
KLeader of the Opposition, the longest serving in British political history
LLeader of the Greater London Council, became an MP following its abolition and given the nickname 'Red' for support of republicanism, LGBT rights and a United Ireland, among others
MFounder and leader of the British Union of Fascists
NDefence Secretary, held the position during the Falklands War
OForeign Secretary, later one of the SDP 'Gang of Four' and led the 'Continuing' SDP after refusal to merge with the Liberal Party
PShadow Defence Secretary, made famous 'Rivers of Blood' speech and lost position as a result
RLeader of the Irish Parliamentary Party, died in office
SFounder and leader of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party, holds record for most election losses (40)
TLiberal Party leader, resigned after the escalation of a scandal involving an alleged affair with Norman Scott
VLongest serving Asian MP, led a march calling for the banning of Salman Rushdie's book The Satanic Verses, and later Minister for Europe
WPrime Minister, first of two periods of office notable for liberalisation of laws on censorship, divorce, homosexuality, immigration, and abortion
YA Lord and Secretary State for Employment and later Secretary of State for Trade, Played a Central Role in Margaret Thatcher's 1987 election campaign

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