Denis Winston Healey

Denis Winston Healey

Birth
Death 3 Oct 2015 (aged 98)
Alfriston, Wealden District, East Sussex, England
Burial Alfriston, Wealden District, East Sussex, England
Memorial ID 153483128 · View Source
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British Statesman. Healey was a British Labour Party politician who served as both Secretary of State for Defence and Chancellor of the Exchequer during the 1960s and 1970s. After attending Oxford University, he joined the Labour Party and after being elected to the House of Commons in 1952, gradually moved up the party ranks. After the Labour Party won a victory in the 1964 election, Healey was named Secretary of State for Defence under new Prime Minister Harold Wilson. He served at that post until 1970 when the party lost the election to the Conservatives. When the party regained its power in 1974, Healey was named Chancellor of the Exchequer (in charge of economic decisions). When the country went through an economic crisis in the mid 1970s, he pushed through severe measures to try to straighten the situation, but it was partly successful. This, along with union strikes which struck the country in 1978 and 1979, led to the Labour Party losing to Margaret Thatcher's Conservatives in 1979. After the defeat, Healey remained in various party posts until retiring in 1987. He was created a life peer in 1992.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 10 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153483128
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Denis Winston Healey (30 Aug 1917–3 Oct 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153483128, citing St. Andrew's Churchyard, Alfriston, Wealden District, East Sussex, England ; Maintained by Mr. Badger Hawkeye (contributor 46542485) Unknown.