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Letter: Home Secretary but never PM

Sir: To the splendid article ("Michael Howard, leadership contender", 20 June) listing many convincing reasons why he will never be Prime Minister, may I add another?

No Conservative Home Secretary has become Prime Minister this century.

No, Winston Churchill is not an exception: in 1910-11 he was a Liberal MP, serving in a Liberal Government.


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