We are officially in election mode and about to put someone behind this door for a long time.
I was wondering who is considered to have been a really good prime minister – here’s a top ten – not a personal list, but a much more informed one. In October 2016 the University of Leeds, in conjunction with Woodnewton Associates, surveyed 82 academics specialising in post-1945 British history and politics, following the Brexit EU membership referendum, asking them to rank the performance of our prime ministers. Here’s their opinion:
At no. 10 (no pun intended):
Gordon Brown 2007-2010 Labour
The choice at no. 9 is
Edward Heath 1970-1974 Conservative.
At no. 8