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Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin "Nye" Bevan PC (pronounced /əˈnaɪrɪn/; ; 15 November 1897 – 6 July 1960) was a Welsh Labour Party politician who was the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1959 until his death in 1960. The son of a coal miner, Bevan was a lifelong champion of social justice and the rights of working people. He was a long-time Member of Parliament (MP), representing Ebbw Vale for 31 years, and became recognised as one of the leaders of the party’s left wing, and of left-wing British thought generally. His most famous accomplishment came when, as Minister of Health in the post-war Attlee government, he spearheaded the establishment of the National Health Service, which was to provide medical care free at point-of-need to all Britons.

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Aneurin Bevan - Opposition
... In 1952 Bevan published In Place of Fear, "the most widely read socialist book" of the period, according to a highly critical right-wing Labour MP Anthony Crosland ... Bevan begins "A young miner in a South Wales colliery, my concern was with the one practical question Where does power lie in this particular state of Great Britain, and how can it be attained by the workers?" In ... Out of office, Bevan soon initiated a split within the Labour Party between the right and the left ...
Tredegar General Hospital
... The hospital was operated by the Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board until its closure in 2010 ... He is attributed with organising the society as well as being a mentor to Aneurin Bevan who went to be Minister of Health ... Aneurin Bevan, who introduced the National Health Service in 1948, was a member of the Cottage Hospital Management Committee around 1928 and was chairman in 1929/30 ...

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