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  1. Hugh Gaitskell Primary School is situated in Beeston, part of his former Leeds South constituency. The area is now in the Leeds Central constituency, represented by Hilary Benn. In 1978, some 15 years after his death, a new housing development by Sandwell council in the Tividale area of the West Midlands was named Gaitskell Terrace.

  2. Labour Party. See all related content →. Hugh Gaitskell, in full Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell, (born April 9, 1906, London, England—died January 18, 1963, London), British statesman, leader of the British Labour Party from December 1955 until his sudden death at the height of his influence. After teaching political economy at the University of London, Gaitskell served through World War II in the Ministry of Economic Warfare.

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  3. Hugh Gaitskell was born Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell, on April 9, 1906, to Adelaide Mary and Arthur Gaitskell. Between 1912 and 1919, he attended the 'Dragon School' in Oxford, England, and from 1919 to 1924, he was educated at 'Winchester College,' in Winchester, Hampshire, England. In 1924, he joined 'New College' in Oxford.

  4. The British politician Hugh Gaitskell (1906-1963) was chancellor of the exchequer from 1950 to 1951. He was leader of the Labour Party from 1955 to 1963. Hugh Todd-Naylor Gaitskell was born in London on April 9, 1906, the son of Arthur Gaitskell, an Indian civil servant. He had a middle-class upbringing which included periods of time spent in Burma.

  5. Jan 18, 2013 · Hugh Gaitskell by Judy Cassab. It’s now exactly fifty years since Hugh Gaitskell, Leader of the Labour Party from 1955 to 1963, died of a mysterious illness. The Labour Party tends to revere those leading lights that have been prematurely taken away from it. Since their respective deaths in 1963 and 1994, both Hugh Gaitskell and John Smith have now almost achieved sainthood.

  6. Hugh Gaitskell was born on April 9, 1906 in Kensington, London, England. He is known for This Week (1956), Panorama (1953) and Prospects of Mankind (1959). He was married to Anna Dora Frost. He died on January 18, 1963 in Fitzrovia, London.

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