Aneurin Bevan

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Bevan in 1943

Aneurin "Nye" Bevan PC (15 November 1897 – 6 July 1960) was a Welsh Labour politician. He was known for leading the creation of the National Health Service (NHS) to give medical care free at point-of-need to all Britons. He first became an MP for Ebbw Vale in 1929. He served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1956 to 1959 and was Shadow Foreign Secretary from 1959 until his death in 1960. Under Prime Minister Clement Attlee, Bevan was Minister of Health (1945–1951) and Labour and National Service (1951).

Bevan was born in Tredegar, Monmouthshire. He married Scottish-born fellow Labour politician Jennie Lee in 1934. He was a humanist.

On 6 July 1960, Bevan died of stomach cancer in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. He was 62.[1]

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  1. "Mr. Bevan Dies Peacefully in his Sleep". The Times. 7 July 1960. p. 12. Retrieved 28 October 2020 – via The Times Digital Archive.

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