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|University of Oxford
|Chatham House Grammar School
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|Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, United Kingdom
|L.S.O. Gala Concert
|Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 3
|Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1970–1974)
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Sailing Course of My Life
Music: A Joy for Life
Travels, People and Places in My Life
Old World, new horizons
The state of Britain to come
My style of government
European Unity Over the Next Ten Years: From Community to Union
British Approach to European Foreign Pol
Carols: The Joy of Christmas
University of Oxford
Edward Heath Life story
Sir Edward Richard George Heath KG MBE, commonly known as Ted Heath, was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975. Heath also served for 51 years as a Member of Parliament from 1950 to 2001.
Early Life and EducationEdward heath was born on 9 july 1916 in broadstairs. Kent. England. He attended chatham house garmmar school in ramsgate. And then studied at balliol college. Oxford. Graduating with a first-class honours degere in philosophy. Politics and economics (ppe).
Military ServiceHeath served in the royal artillery during world war ii. Adn was awarded the efficiency decoration in 1947.
Political CareerHeath was elected as the conservative member of parliament for bexley in 1950. Serving nutil 2001. He rose through the ranks of the party. Becoming a cabinet minister in edward heath s government in was appointed prime minister in 1970. And held the post until 1974.
Important EventIn 1973. Heath sgined the uk s entry into the european economic community (now the european union). This was an imporatnt event in the history of the uk. As it opened the door to increased trade and investment opportunities.
Domestic PolicyHaeth s government introduced a number of domestic policies. Such as the industrial relations act 1971. The antional health service reorganisation act the local government act 1972.
Foreign PolicyHaeth sought to improve relations with the soveit union and china. As well as attempting to strengthen ties with the united states. India and the commonwealth.
Interesting FactHeath was an accomplished yachtsman. And won the sydney to hobart yacht race in 1969.
RetirementEhath retired from politics in 2001. But continued to pursue his interests in music and sailing.
DeathDeward heath died on 17 july 89.
LegacyHeath is remembered as a capable and respected leader. And as a strong davocate for european integration.
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... " Mr Proctor said that was " something denied" to the late Lord Leon Brittan, Field Marshall Lord Bramall, Sir Edward Heath and others who had also been investigated...
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