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George I invited him to become chancellor and gave him the powers that came to be associated with the office of prime minister. He had famously fought a duel in with his bitterest political rival, Lord Castlereagh, and was shot in the thigh. Often described as a wily fixer and negotiator, it took all of his skills to hold on to power in the face of economic and industrial turmoil. Brown underwent experimental surgery at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and his right eye was saved by a young eye surgeon, Hector Chawla. Meanwhile, out on the political fringe, the Independent Labour Party had been set up under Keir Hardie to represent the working class and 'secure the collective ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange'. Several MPs argued that if Brown did not recover in the polls by early , he should call for a leadership contest. Nicknamed the 'Welsh Wizard', he was also less kindly known as 'The Goat' - a reference to his countless affairs. Having accepted, he would often refuse to allow his cabinet colleagues to leave the room, insisting 'I'm damned if I know what we agreed on. He is a passionate advocate for global action to ensure education for all. He collapsed in the House of Lords in October and died four days later. Cameron quoted from a letter written by Labour's Chief Whip Geoff Hoon to Keith Vaz —the Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee—in which Hoon expressed deep thanks for Vaz's support and closed the letter with the line, "I trust that you will be appropriately rewarded". His Acts included measures to provide suitable housing and sewerage, to protect the quality of food, to improve workers rights including the Climbing Boys Act which banned the use of juveniles as chimney sweeps and to implement basic standards of education.

Earl of Derby, Conservative, Earl Russell, Whig, - Confronted by the Irish Potato Famine, declining trade and rising unemployment, Russell still managed to push through trade liberalisation measures and limits on women's working hours.

The 'Peelite' faction of the Tories is widely recognised as the foundation of the modern Conservative.

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This fulfilled one of the six conditions set out by the Chartists - supporters of the Third Chartist Petition, written in Many considered it a 'revolutionary' move that would create a majority of 'working class' voters for the first time.

Ina report by Sir William Beveridge, chairman of a Ministry of Health committee, had advocated a system of national insurance, comprehensive welfare for all and strategies to maintain full employment. But the best they can come up with is an assistant government whip".

Brown did not contest the leadership after Tony Blair became the favourite, deciding to make way for Blair to avoid splitting the pro-modernising vote in the leadership ballot. Set outit demanded universal male suffrage votes for all adult mensecret ballots rather than traditional open ballotsannual parliamentary elections, equal electoral districts some had less than voters, while others had many thousandsthe abolition of a property qualification for members of parliament MPsand payment for MPs which would allow non-independently wealthy men to sit in parliament.

He also proposed moving some powers from Parliament to citizens, including the right to form "citizens' juries", easily petition Parliament for new laws, and rally outside Westminster.

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Personal life. Businesses, and especially those that export, have had a torrid 10 years, putting them in a very different position to where they were in The Mrs Houghton ended up marrying the king's brother. Marquess of Rockingham, Whig, - George Grenville, Whig, - Grenville is one of the few prime ministers to have been sacked by the monarch. The Chartist movement slowly petered out, even as revolutions blazed across Europe, but many of its aims were eventually realised. Not all British prime ministers have been university graduates, but, of those that were, Brown was one of only five that had not attended either Oxford or Cambridge. Many considered it a 'revolutionary' move that would create a majority of 'working class' voters for the first time.

Duke of Wellington, Tory, Viscount Melbourne, Whig, In a bid to repress trade unions, Melbourne's government introduced legislation against 'illegal oaths'. Whilst McDonagh did not state that she wanted Brown deposed, she implored the Labour party to hold a leadership election, she was sacked from her role shortly afterwards.

The accession of George II saw him temporarily eclipsed, but he worked hard to win over the new monarch. They became known as the 'Tolpuddle Martyrs'.

He was rewarded with both the new King's trust and 10 Downing Street, which remains the official residence of the prime minister to this day.

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