1. Michael Foot died at his Hampstead, north London home in the morning of 3 March 2010 at the age of 96.
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4. On 23 July 2006, his 93rd birthday, Michael Foot became the longest-lived leader of a major British political party, passing Lord Callaghan's record of 92 years, 364 days.
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6. Michael Foot is remembered with affection in Westminster as a great parliamentarian.
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9. Michael Foot took a back seat in Labour politics after 1983 and retired from the House of Commons at the 1992 general election, when Labour lost to the Tories for the fourth election in succession, but remained politically active.
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12. Michael Foot presented himself as a compromise candidate, capable—unlike Healey—of uniting the party, which at the time was riven by the grassroots left-wing insurgency centred around Tony Benn.
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15. Michael Foot served in the Second Shadow Cabinet of Harold Wilson in various roles between 1970 and 1974.
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21. On the recommendation of Aneurin Bevan, Michael Foot was hired by Lord Beaverbrook to work as a writer on his Evening Standard.
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23. Michael Foot became a journalist, working briefly on the New Statesman, before joining the left-wing weekly Tribune when it was set up in early 1937 to support the Unity Campaign, an attempt to secure an anti-fascist United Front between Labour and other left-wing parties.
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24. Michael Foot was profoundly influenced by the poverty and unemployment that he witnessed in Liverpool, which was on a different scale from anything he had seen in Plymouth.
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26. Michael Foot began his career as a journalist, on Tribune and the Evening Standard.
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