Francis Pym (Francis Leslie Pym)

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London, England, UK
Francis Pym was born in 1922. He attended Magdalene College at Cambridge and served in World War II. He entered Parliament in 1961 as a Conservative MP from Cambridgeshire. He served in the cabinet of Edward Heath as Chief Whip, 1970-73 and Minister of Northern Ireland, 1973-74. After the Tories lost the first General Election in 1974, Pym served in the Shadow Cabinet as Spokesman for Agriculture. However, in 1976, an illness forced him to leave the Shadow Cabinet for a time. But he was well enough to rejoin the Cabinet when Margaret Thatcher led the Tories to victory in 1979. Read more...


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Timewatch 1982