Who is Ernest Bevin?

  • (noun): British labor leader and statesman who played an important role in diplomacy after World War II (1884-1951).
    Synonyms: Bevin

Ernest Bevin

Ernest Bevin (9 March 1881 – 14 April 1951) was a British trade union leader and Labour politician. He co-founded and served as general secretary of the powerful Transport and General Workers' Union from 1922 to 1940, as Minister of Labour in the war-time coalition government, and as Foreign Secretary in the post-war Labour Government he supported the creation of NATO.

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Ernest Bevin College - Awards
... Ernest Bevin College and Sixth Form Centre has received a number of awards, as the cause of its High Standards of achievement that is expected in every single aspect of College Life ... Ernest Bevin College was the first secondary school in Wandsworth to be awarded the nationally recognised ‘Healthy Schools Status’ in recognition of its whole school/w ... Ernest Bevin College has been awarded the London Excellence Work Experience Award ...
Hillcroft School
... Bec-Hillcroft was renamed Ernest Bevin School, after the former Labour minister Ernest Bevin, in the next year ... In 1996, the school was renamed to Ernest Bevin College ...
Volleyball At Ernest Bevin College
... The current long-serving volleyball coach at Ernest Bevin College is John Lowney – a well-recognised and respected name in the world of English volleyball he is an ex-international, now coach of ... Over the years, Ernest Bevin has won many tournaments in volleyball – most notably so in recent years, the U16 Boys Nationals Title (2008). 2008, Putney Volleyball Club also used Ernest Bevin as a training venue ...
Table Tennis At Ernest Bevin College
... The current table tennis coach at Ernest Bevin is Mark Smith, (former professional table tennis player) ... Mark has been a full-time coach at Ernest Bevin College since late 2005 ... Table tennis is now an integral part of the sporting culture at Ernest Bevin, and most students are aware of the players' activities ...
Ernest Bevin - Legacy
... Bevin in office showed the same pragmatic stubbornness that had characterised his years as a trade union leader and as one of the integral organisers of the Labour Party ... greatness were over, something he did not regret, unlike Churchill, as Bevin believed that the working class had never benefited from the Empire ...

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    The most conservative man in the world is the British Trade Unionist when you want to change him.
    —Ernest Bevin (1881–1951)

    What have I done for you,
    England, my England?
    What is there I would not do,
    England, my own?
    —William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)