60 Facts About Clement Attlee

1. Clement Attlee maintained a close relationship with MI5's director general, Sir Percy Sillitoe, even becoming the first prime minister to visit their headquarters.

FactSnippet No. 157,018

2. Clement Attlee became member of parliament for Stepney in 1922 and served as a junior minister in the 1924 and 1929—1931 MacDonald governments.

FactSnippet No. 157,010

3. Clement Attlee died on 8th October 1967 as a result of pneumonia.

FactSnippet No. 157,009

4. Clement Attlee contested in the 1955 election against Antony Eden but was unsuccessful.

FactSnippet No. 157,008

5. At the same time, Clement Attlee served as Lord President of the council and Dominions secretary.

FactSnippet No. 157,006

6. In 1930, Clement Attlee was employed as the chancellor of 'the duty of Lancaster.

FactSnippet No. 157,005

7. In the 1922 elections, Clement Attlee was elected as the Member of Parliament for Lime-house.

FactSnippet No. 157,003

8. Clement Attlee was then commissioned to the World War I when the war ended; he returned to the University where he continued working in the same position up to 1923.

FactSnippet No. 157,001

9. Clement Attlee was appointed as UK government official explainer in 1911.

FactSnippet No. 157,000

10. Clement Attlee began his career as a manager of Hailey bury house.

FactSnippet No. 156,999

11. Clement Attlee was a was a British Labour politician who served as the first British prime minister after the world war II, serving from 1945 to 1951.

FactSnippet No. 156,997

12. Clement Attlee resigned as party leader after Labour lost the 1955 election.

FactSnippet No. 156,996

13. Clement Attlee began a career as a barrister after graduating from Oxford.

FactSnippet No. 156,995

14. Clement Attlee tells his own story to 1953 in As it Happened.

FactSnippet No. 156,994

15. Clement Attlee formed a strong government, and in nationalization of basic industries, the extension of social insurance, and the establishment of the National Health Service, he carried out most of his party's pledges.

FactSnippet No. 156,992

16. Clement Attlee attended Haileybury College and then University College, Oxford, where he read modern history and achieved second-class honors in 1904.

FactSnippet No. 156,990

17. Clement Attlee was born in Putney, near London, on Jan 23, 1883, the son of Henry Attlee, a successful solicitor, and Ellen Watson Attlee, a cultivated and educated woman.

FactSnippet No. 156,989

18. Clement Attlee served as the Deputy Leader for Labour Party after this party suffered heavy lost in 1931.

FactSnippet No. 156,987

19. In 1924, Clement Attlee took the position in the government of MacDonald as a minister.

FactSnippet No. 156,986

20. In 1922, Clement Attlee was elected in Parliament as the MP for Limehouse for the first time.

FactSnippet No. 156,985

21. Clement Attlee was the first person from Labour Party who commanded most members in the British Parliament.

FactSnippet No. 156,984

22. Clement Attlee was a symbol of the victory for Labor party.

FactSnippet No. 156,983

23. In 1945, Clement Attlee earned an outstanding victory in the election.

FactSnippet No. 156,982

24. Clement Attlee was one of only four British prime ministers—Arthur James Balfour, Churchill, and Thatcher were the others—to receive both of these high honours.

FactSnippet No. 156,980

25. Clement Attlee gave his full support to the British declaration of war against Germany in 1939, but he was unwilling to join a coalition government under Conservative Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.

FactSnippet No. 156,977

26. Clement Attlee took in a Jewish child refugee months before the Second World War, it has been revealed.

FactSnippet No. 156,975

27. Clement Attlee gave home to Jewish boy in months before war.

FactSnippet No. 156,974

28. Clement Attlee took in Jewish child refugee who fled Germany.

FactSnippet No. 156,973

29. Clement Attlee went on to lead Labour to a landslide election victory in 1945, undertook an ambitious nationalisation programme and established the National Health Service.

FactSnippet No. 156,971

30. At the time, Clement Attlee was 56 and had been the leader of the Labour party for four years.

FactSnippet No. 156,970

31. In 1945, Clement Attlee was elected prime minister, a position he held until 1951.

FactSnippet No. 156,969

32. Clement Attlee was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Queen Mary College on 15 December 1948.

FactSnippet No. 156,967 - en.wikipedia.org

33. Clement Attlee was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1947.

FactSnippet No. 156,966 - en.wikipedia.org

34. Clement Attlee died peacefully in his sleep of pneumonia, at the age of 84 at Westminster Hospital on 8 October 1967.

FactSnippet No. 156,965 - en.wikipedia.org

35. At one time, Clement Attlee had favoured Aneurin Bevan to succeed him as leader, but this became problematic after Bevan almost irrevocably split the party.

FactSnippet No. 156,963 - en.wikipedia.org

36. Clement Attlee sponsored the peaceful transition to independence in 1948 of Burma and Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

FactSnippet No. 156,961 - en.wikipedia.org

37. Clement Attlee found that Churchill's viceroy, Field Marshal Wavell, was too imperialistic, too keen on military solutions and too neglectful of Indian political alignments.

FactSnippet No. 156,960 - en.wikipedia.org

38. Clement Attlee was the Labour expert on India and took special charge of decolonisation.

FactSnippet No. 156,959 - en.wikipedia.org

39. Clement Attlee retained a fondness for Congress and until 1946, accepted their thesis that they were a non-religious party that accepted Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, and everyone else.

FactSnippet No. 156,958 - en.wikipedia.org

40. Clement Attlee orchestrated the granting of independence to India and Pakistan in 1947.

FactSnippet No. 156,957 - en.wikipedia.org

41. Clement Attlee agreed with MI5 that he faced "a very present menace.

FactSnippet No. 156,956 - en.wikipedia.org

42. The first two were closely related, and Clement Attlee was assisted by Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin.

FactSnippet No. 156,955 - en.wikipedia.org

43. On 5 July 1948, Clement Attlee replied to a letter dated 22 June from James Murray and ten other MPs who raised concerns about West Indians who arrived on board the HMT Empire Windrush.

FactSnippet No. 156,954 - en.wikipedia.org

44. Clement Attlee was initially the Lord Privy Seal, before becoming Britain's first ever Deputy Prime Minister in 1942, as well as becoming the Dominions Secretary and the Lord President of the Council.

FactSnippet No. 156,952 - en.wikipedia.org

45. Clement Attlee remained as Leader of the Opposition when the Second World War broke out in September 1939.

FactSnippet No. 156,950 - en.wikipedia.org

46. In the late 1930s, Clement Attlee sponsored a Jewish mother and her two children, enabling them to leave Germany in 1939 and move to the UK.

FactSnippet No. 156,949 - en.wikipedia.org

47. In 1937, Clement Attlee wrote a book entitled The Labour Party in Perspective, which sold fairly well, in which he set out some of his views.

FactSnippet No. 156,948 - en.wikipedia.org

48. Clement Attlee made a radio broadcast in opposition to it, saying the budget:.

FactSnippet No. 156,947 - en.wikipedia.org

49. At the 1934 Labour Party Conference, Clement Attlee declared that, "We have absolutely abandoned any idea of nationalist loyalty.

FactSnippet No. 156,946 - en.wikipedia.org

50. Clement Attlee stood in the subsequent leadership election, held soon after, where he was opposed by Herbert Morrison, who had just re-entered parliament in the recent election, and Arthur Greenwood: Morrison was seen as the favourite, but was distrusted by many sections of the party, especially the left-wing.

FactSnippet No. 156,945 - en.wikipedia.org

51. Clement Attlee had long been close to MacDonald and now felt betrayed—as did most Labour politicians.

FactSnippet No. 156,944 - en.wikipedia.org

52. Clement Attlee opposed the 1926 General Strike, believing that strike action should not be used as a political weapon.

FactSnippet No. 156,943 - en.wikipedia.org

53. At the 1922 general election, Clement Attlee became the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Limehouse in Stepney.

FactSnippet No. 156,942 - en.wikipedia.org

54. Clement Attlee returned to local politics in the immediate post-war period, becoming mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney, one of London's most deprived inner-city boroughs, in 1919.

FactSnippet No. 156,941 - en.wikipedia.org

55. Clement Attlee met Violet Millar while on a long trip with friends to Italy in 1921.

FactSnippet No. 156,940 - en.wikipedia.org

56. Clement Attlee was born on 3 January 1883 in Putney, Surrey, into a middle-class family, the seventh of eight children.

FactSnippet No. 156,939 - en.wikipedia.org

57. Clement Attlee is consistently rated by scholars, critics and the public as one of the greatest British Prime Ministers.

FactSnippet No. 156,938 - en.wikipedia.org

58. Clement Attlee was narrowly defeated by the Conservatives under Churchill in the 1951 general election.

FactSnippet No. 156,936 - en.wikipedia.org

59. Clement Attlee remains the longest-ever serving Leader of the Labour Party.

FactSnippet No. 156,935 - en.wikipedia.org

60. In 1940, Clement Attlee took Labour into the wartime coalition government and served under Winston Churchill, becoming, in 1942, the first person to hold the office of Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

FactSnippet No. 156,934 - en.wikipedia.org