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  1. Há 2 dias · Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, KT, PC (/ ˈ h juː m /; 2 July 1903 – 9 October 1995), styled as Lord Dunglass between 1918 and 1951 and the Earl of Home from 1951 until 1963, was a British statesman and Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1963 to 1964.

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  2. 5 de abr. de 2024 · Sir Alec Douglas-Home was a British foreign secretary from 1960 to 1963, prime minister from Oct. 19, 1963, to Oct. 16, 1964, and, after the fall of his government, Conservative opposition spokesman in the House of Commons on foreign affairs. He was also foreign secretary from 1970 to 1974.

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  3. Há 2 dias · Sir Alec Douglas-Home was an aristocrat who had given up his peerage to sit in the House of Commons and become prime minister upon Macmillan's resignation. To Wilson's comment that he was out of touch with ordinary people since he was the 14th Earl of Home, Home retorted, "I suppose Mr. Wilson is the fourteenth Mr. Wilson".

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  4. Há 4 dias · History. Formation. The Labour Party won the 1964 general election by a majority of four seats. The Profumo affair had seriously damaged the previous Conservative government, meaning Alec Douglas-Home 's Premiership lasted only 363 days.

  5. 31 de mar. de 2024 · It certainly cannot be expected that new undergraduates will know who Sir Alec Douglas-Home was, when Harold Macmillan was prime minister, or which party was in power in 1973 (although from recent enquires amongst first year undergraduate students, they will know a great deal about the Third Reich and Elizabethan foreign policy).

  6. 23 de mar. de 2024 · The Elections. The general election of 1964 was held on October 15, some five years and six days since the previous election. The Conservatives, having been in power for 13 years and seeking a fourth term, once again entered the election with a new leader. Sir Alec Douglas-Home had succeeded Harold Macmillan as prime minister and leader of the ...

  7. Há 6 dias · October 19 - On this day: 60 years since Alec Douglas-Home won the battle to become PM. October 18 - On this day: 23 years ago four people died in a train crash at Hatfield.