Henry Campbell-Bannerman

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Campbell-Bannerman, Henry


Born Sept. 7, 1836, in Glasgow; died Apr. 22, 1908, in London. British statesman.

Secretary of state for war in 1886 and from 1892 to 1895, Campbell-Bannerman was the leader of the Liberal Party from 1899 and prime minister from 1905 to 1908. He used methods of social demagogy in his politics. The Campbell-Bannerman government advocated free trade. In an attempt to arrest the growth of the labor movement, it was compelled to carry out some reforms in social legislation. Pursuing an imperialist policy, the Campbell-Bannerman government in 1907 concluded an agreement with Russia, which was an important step toward the formation of the Entente.

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Formerly the family home of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the first Glasgow-born Prime Minister, from 1905 until 1908, the Edwardian building has kept many of its original features and space inside your room just simply won't be an issue.
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And Henry Campbell-Bannerman, born in Glasgow in 1836, was Liberal PM from 1905-8.
And Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, a Scot, had been chosen as the nation'snew prime minister.
Its two pre-war stars, both Prime Ministers, were Henry Campbell-Bannerman, a Scot, and David Lloyd George, born in Manchester but as Welsh as laverbread.
Were he to win the Tory leadership and go on to fight the next election as leader, Ken Clarke will be at least 69 ( and no 69-year-old has become Prime Minister since Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman fully 100 years ago.
The Liberal party had three successive terms with Henry Campbell-Bannerman (1905-08), Herbert H Asquith (1908-16), David Lloyd George (1916-22).
Balfour's was that the Liberals, back in government, would resume fighting among themselves, as they had been for most of the previous 30 years - over Irish Home Rule, social reform, the leadership of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman - and would suffer humiliating defeat in the inevitable General Election.