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Emmanuel Shinwell
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Born in Spitalfields, London
Born on 18th of October 1884
Died on 8th of May 1986

Born 1884. Died 1986 - English Labour politician.

Known as Manny Shinwell. Entered Parliament in 1931. Defeated Ramsay MacDonald in 1935 at Seaham Harbour, Durham. Drafted manifesto on which Labour won the 1945 election. Nationalised the mines in 1946. Minister of Defence (1950-51). Parliamentary Labour Party chairman (1964-67). Created Companion of Honour in 1965, awarded life peerage in 1970.

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