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Encyclopedia > Anthony Crosland
The Rt Hon. Anthony Crosland

In office
8 April 1976 – 19 February 1977
Prime Minister James Callaghan
Preceded by James Callaghan
Succeeded by David Owen

In office
5 March 1974 – 8 April 1976
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Geoffrey Rippon
Succeeded by Peter Shore

In office
29 August 1967 – 6 October 1969
Preceded by Douglas Jay
Succeeded by Roy Mason

In office
22 January 1965 – 29 August 1967
Preceded by Michael Stewart
Succeeded by Patrick Gordon Walker

Born 29 August 1918(1918-08-29)
Flag of England St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, UK
Died February 19, 1977 (aged 58)
Flag of England Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
Political party Labour
Religion Plymouth Brethren

Charles Anthony Raven Crosland (29 August 1918 - 19 February 1977) was a member of the Labour Party and an important socialist theorist. He served as the Member of Parliament for South Gloucestershire and later for Great Grimsby. Throughout his long career he occupied the cabinet positions of Secretary of State for Education and Science, President of the Board of Trade, Secretary of State for Local Government and Regional Planning and Foreign Secretary. His reinterpretative approach to socialism foreshadowed Tony Blair's creation of New Labour in the 1990s. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (commonly referred to as Foreign Secretary) is a member of the British Government responsible for relations with foreign countries, heading the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (often called simply the Foreign Office). ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Early life

Crosland was born at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex. His father Joseph Beardsall Crosland, was a Senior Official at the War Office. Both his parents were members of the Plymouth Brethren. He grew up in North London and was educated at Highgate School, and Trinity College, Oxford. After obtaining a 2nd class honours degree in 1940 in Classics, Crosland served as a parachutist in Europe during the Second World War, reaching the rank of captain. A formative incident during this period was the death of his closest friend, Captain Mark Wickham-Jones, who died in his arms at Arnhem. Although part of the Borough of Hastings, and an ancient parish in its own right, the area that became known as St Leonards-on-Sea was only laid out in the 19th Century in its present form by James Burton as a place of elegant houses designed for the well... This article refers to the historic county in England. ... Old War Office Building, seen from Whitehall, London - the former location of the War Office The War Office was a former department of the British Government, responsible for the administration of the British Army between the 17th century and 1963, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence. ... The Brethren are a Christian Evangelical movement that began in Dublin, London, Plymouth, and the continent of Europe in the late 1820s. ... Highgate School is a British Independent School in London, England. ... College name The College of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity and Sir Thomas Pope (Knight) Named after The Holy Trinity Established 1555 Sister College Churchill College President Sir Ivor Roberts KCMG MA JCR President Richard Appleton Undergraduates 298 MCR President Andrew Ng Graduates 105 Homepage Boatclub See also Trinity... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Classics (disambiguation). ... Skydiver about to land Parachuting, or skydiving, is a recreational activity, competitive sport and method of deployment of military personnel (and occasionally, firefighters). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... This article is about the Dutch city and municipality. ...


After the war, Crosland returned to Oxford University and obtained a First Class Honours degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics; he also became President of the Oxford Union. He then became an Oxford University Don tutoring Economics. Notable names Crosland taught at Oxford included Tony Benn and Norris McWhirter and Ross McWhirter. The British undergraduate degree classification system is a grading scheme used to distinguish between the achievements of undergraduate degree holders (such as those gaining bachelors degrees or undergraduate masters degrees) in the United Kingdom. ... A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) is a popular interdisciplinary degree which combines study from the three eponymous disciplines. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... In universities, especially traditiona colleageate universities such as Oxford and Cambridge, a don is traditionally, a fellow or tutor of a college. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... Anthony Tony Neil Wedgwood Benn (born 3 April 1925), formerly 2nd Viscount Stansgate, is a British socialist politician. ... Norris Dewar McWhirter, CBE (August 12, 1925 – April 19, 2004) was a writer, political activist, co-founder of the Freedom Association, and a television presenter. ... Alan Ross McWhirter (12 August 1925 - 27 November 1975), known as Ross McWhirter, was, with his twin brother, Norris McWhirter, co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records. ...


Member of Parliament

Crosland, who had been talent-spotted by Hugh Dalton, entered Parliament at the February 1950 general election, being returned for the South Gloucestershire constituency. He held that seat until the May 1955 general election, when he was defeated. Edward Hugh John Neale Dalton, Baron Dalton PC , generally known as Hugh Dalton (26 August 1887 – 13 February 1962) was a British Labour Party politician, and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1945 to 1947. ... Type Bicameral Houses House of Commons House of Lords Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin MP Lord Speaker Hélène Hayman, PC Members 1377 (646 Commons, 731 Peers) Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin... The United Kingdom general election in 1950 was the first general election ever after a full term of a Labour government. ... Gloucestershire South was a parliamentary constituency in Gloucestershire. ... The 1955 United Kingdom general election was held on May 26, 1955, four years after the previous general election. ...


Return to Parliament

Crosland returned to the House of Commons at the 1959 general election when he was elected for the Great Grimsby constituency, which he would represent for the rest of his life. He was, like Roy Jenkins and Denis Healey, a friend and protegé of Hugh Gaitskell and together they were regarded as the "modernisers" of their day. Type Lower House Speaker Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Leader Harriet Harman, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader Theresa May, (Conservative) since May 5, 2005 Members 659 Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin... This United Kingdom general election was held on October 8, 1959, and marked a third successive victory for the ruling Conservative party, led by Harold MacMillan. ... Great Grimsby is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, OM, PC (November 11, 1920 – January 5, 2003) was a British politician and a prominent Labour Member of Parliament in the 1960s and 1970s, and founding member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). ... Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey, CH, MBE, PC (born 30 August 1917), is a British Labour politician. ... Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell (April 9, 1906 – January 18, 1963) was a British politician, leader of the Labour Party from 1955 until his death in 1963. ...


1963 Leadership Election

Even though they were from the same wing of the party, the thought of the Labour party being led by the very effective, but volatile George Brown appalled Crosland, but he also a critic of Wilson for his apparent lack of principles. Just over two years earlier Wilson had challenged Gaitskell for the party leadership. However, Crosland respected Wilson as a political operator. Crosland nominated, and voted for James Callaghan in the leadership contest caused by Gaitskell's death on 18 January 1963. He rationalised his decision to back Callaghan on the basis that "We have to choose between a crook (Harold Wilson) and a drunk (George Brown)". However, Callaghan was eliminated after obtaining 41 votes, the margin in votes between Wilson and Brown in the final ballot. With Callaghan eliminated, Crosland's second wife wrote in her 1982 biography that he voted for George Brown in the second ballot, although with zero enthusiasm, and with little interest about the result, as he was opposed to both candidates who were now fighting the party leadership. Wilson won the election by 144 votes to Brown's 103 on 14 February 1963. Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC (27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005), was Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ...


Under Harold Wilson, Crosland was first of all appointed George Brown's deputy in October 1964. In November 1964 Crosland and Brown told Wilson and Callaghan that ruling out devaluation was a mistake with regards to the economic crisis. However, Crosland would not be Brown's deputy for long. James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, PC (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was one of the most prominent British politicians of the 20th century. ... George Alfred Brown, later George Alfred George-Brown, Baron George-Brown, PC (2 September 1914 – 2 June 1985) was a British politician who served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1960 to 1970, and was a senior Cabinet minister (including as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs) in... Devaluation is a reduction in the value of a currency with respect to other monetary units. ...


In Government

On 22 January 1965 Wilson appointed as Secretary of State for Education and Science. The ongoing campaign for comprehensive education in England and Wales gained a major boost with Circular 10/65, which as a statute rather than a Government Bill was controversial at the time, although a government motion in favour of the policy had been passed in January 1965.[1] It seemed to be an urgent personal crusade for him, reflected in the famous quotation "If it's the last thing I do, I'm going to destroy every fucking grammar school in England. And Wales and Northern Ireland". The outcome has been a source of controversy ever since. Close associates such as Roy Hattersley have denied the probable authenticity of the quote, but the original source is Susan Crosland's biography of her husband. Another major educational change was that presaged by his speech at Woolwich Polytechnic establishing a 'binary system' of higher education, in which universities would be joined by polytechnic institutions which concentrated on high level vocational skills. is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... The Secretary of State for Education and Skills is the chief minister of the Department for Education and Skills in the United Kingdom government. ... A comprehensive school is a secondary school that does not select children on the basis of academic attainment or aptitude. ... Circular 10/65, also known as the Crosland Circular, was a document issued by the Ministry of Education requesting local authorities in England and Wales to begin converting their secondary schools to the Comprehensive System. ... A bill is a proposed new law introduced within a legislature that has not been ratified, adopted, or received assent. ... A grammar school is a school that may, depending on regional usage as exemplified below, provide either secondary education or, a much less common usage, primary education (also known as elementary). Grammar schools trace their origins back to medieval Europe, as schools in which university preparatory subjects, such as Latin... Roy Sydney George Hattersley, Baron Hattersley, PC (born December 28, 1932) is a British Labour Party politician, published author and journalist from Sheffield, England. ...


Following on from this Crosland served as President of the Board of Trade from September 1967 to October 1969. He was deeply disappointed not to have been made Chancellor of the Exchequer after the November 1967 cabinet reshuffle which followed the devaluation of the pound. That job went to Roy Jenkins instead. Then he became Secretary of State for Local Government and Regional Planning until the election defeat of June 1970. The President of the Board of Trade the title of a cabinet position in the United Kingdom government. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the title held by the British Cabinet minister responsible for all economic and financial matters. ... Devaluation is a reduction in the value of a currency with respect to other monetary units. ... Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, OM, PC (November 11, 1920 – January 5, 2003) was a British politician and a prominent Labour Member of Parliament in the 1960s and 1970s, and founding member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). ... The Ministry of Housing and Local Government was a United Kingdom government department formed after the Second World War, covering the areas of housing and local government. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Crosland was seen as a leader of the right wing of the party in the 1970s. In April 1972 he stood for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party after Roy Jenkins resigned, but polled 61 votes of the Parliamentary Labour Party and was eliminated in the first round. The contest was eventually won by Edward Short who defeated Michael Foot. Crosland was embarrassed by the national press in January 1973 when it emerged he had been given a silver coffee that was donated by John Poulson, when opening a school in Bradford in January 1966. Edward Watson Short, Baron Glenamara (born 17 December 1912), is a former Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne, who was a minister during the Labour Governments of Harold Wilson. ... Michael Mackintosh Foot (born 23 July 1913) is an English politician and writer. ... John Garlick Llewellyn Poulson (April 14, 1910 - January 31, 1993) was a British architect who caused a major political scandal when his use of bribery and connections to senior politicians were disclosed in 1972. ... For other uses, see Bradford (disambiguation). ...


After Labour's return to power in early March 1974, Crosland became Secretary of State for the Environment. He contested the leadership in March 1976 following Wilson's resignation, but polled only 17 votes and finished bottom of the poll. After his elimination, he switched his support to the eventual winner James Callaghan, who duly rewarded Crosland by appointing him Foreign Secretary on 8 April 1976. The Secretary of State for the Environment was a UK cabinet position. ... The Labour Party leadership election of 1976 occurred when former leader Harold Wilson resigned as Party Leader and Prime Minister. ... The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (commonly referred to as Foreign Secretary) is a member of the British Government responsible for relations with foreign countries, heading the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (often called simply the Foreign Office). ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Personal life

Crosland married Hilary Sarson in November 1952, divorcing after five years. Crosland had numerous affairs with other women. He remarried on 7 February 1964 to Susan Catling, an American from Baltimore whom he had met in the late 1950s, and, in contrast to his first marriage, this was very happy and contented. As Susan Crosland, his wife was a successful writer. There was no children of either marriage, although Susan Crosland had two daughters from a previous marriage.[2] is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United...


Crosland was a keen football fan and an avid viewer of the Match of the Day. He insisted on taking Henry Kissinger to Blundell Park to watch Grimsby Town play Gillingham in late April 1976 when the two met for the first time. In December 1976, when Kissinger bowed out after the Republican defeat, he went with Crosland to watch a football match at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers. A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... For the Doctor Who novel, see Match of the Day (Doctor Who). ... Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger on May 27, 1923) is a German-born American politician, and 1973 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. ... The Ground Blundell Park is a 9546 seat venue, home to Grimsby Town Football Club. ... For the team based in Dorset, see Gillingham Town F.C. Gillingham Football Club is an English professional football club based in the town of Gillingham, Kent, currently playing in the Football League One. ... The Republican Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States two-party system, the other one being the Democratic Party. ... Stamford Bridge is a football stadium in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham that is home to Chelsea Football Club. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. are an English football club playing at Molineux Stadium. ...


Death

Crosland and his wife bought a converted mill at Adderbury in 1975 as well as having a home at Lansdowne Road in London. It was at Adderbury where he suffered a massive cerebral hæmorrhage on the afternoon of 13 February 1977 whilst working on a paper on the Rhodesian situation. That evening, Crosland had intended to finish off a major foreign policy speech on detente. He never had the chance to do so. Instead, the speech was subsequently delivered by his successor David Owen to the Diplomatic Writers Association on 3 March 1977. The village of Adderbury lies in Northern Oxfordshire, England, situated on the edge of the Cotswolds. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This article is about the former British colony of Southern Rhodesia, todays Zimbabwe. ... David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, Baron Owen, CH, PC (born July 2, 1938) is a British politician, Chancellor of the University of Liverpool and one of the founders of the British Social Democratic Party (SDP). ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


Tony Crosland died in the Radcliffe Infirmary Hospital on 19 February 1977 after being in a six-day coma. On 4 March 1977, his ashes were scattered at sea near Grimsby. The Radcliffe Infirmary is a hospital in central Oxford, England, named after John Radcliffe. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


His papers are held at the London School of Economics.


Author

For Crosland losing his seat at the turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as it allowed him to write the book The Future of Socialism published in the Autumn of 1956. In the publication he outlined the need for traditional socialism to adapt to modern circumstances — a context from which the use of the term "revisionism" has its origins in Britain, despite the gradualism associated with the Fabian Society since the end of the nineteenth century. This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Chinese poster from the first stage of the Cultural Revolution, reading: Down with the Soviet revisionists in large print, and Crush the dog head of Leonid Brezhnev and Alexey Kosygin at the bottom, 1967 The term revisionism is also used to refer to other concepts. ... The Fabian Society is a British socialist intellectual movement, whose purpose is to advance the socialist cause by gradualist and reformist, rather than revolutionary means. ...


Crosland was himself an active member of the Fabian Society, contributing to the New Fabian Essays, which saw the emerging generation of Labour thinkers and politicians attempt to set out a new programme for Labour following the Attlee governments. In particular, Crosland wished to challenge the dominance of Sidney and Beatrice Webb in Fabian thinking, challenging an ascetic top down Fabianism with a more liberal vision of the good society and the good life, writing in the Future of Socialism that 'Total abstinence and a good filing system are not now the right signposts to the socialist utopia. Or at least, if they are, some of us will fall by the wayside'. The Fabian Society is a British socialist intellectual movement, whose purpose is to advance the socialist cause by gradualist and reformist, rather than revolutionary means. ...


See also

For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... The Rt Hon. ... Bill Clinton and Tony Blair, adherents of the Third Way The Third Way, or Radical center, is a centrist political philosophy of governance that embraces a mix of market and interventionist philosophies. ...

References

  1. ^ The right to a comprehensive education, Second Caroline Benn Memorial Lecture, given by Prof. Clyde Chitty of Goldsmiths College, 16 November 2002
  2. ^ The Times, Feb 21 1977 - Orbituary
  • Friends and Rivals: Crosland, Jenkins and HealeyGiles Radice, 2002, Little Brown, ISBN 0-316-85547-2
  • "Anthony Crosland" - Kevin Jeffreys, 1999, Metro Books, ISBN 1-86066-157-2
  • "Crosland and New Labour" - Dick Leonard (editor), 1999, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 0-333-73990-6
  • "The Tony Benn Diaries - Out of the wilderness 1963-1967" - 1987, HUTCHINSON , ISBN.
  • Tony Crosland - Susan Crosland, 1982, Cape, ISBN 0-224-01787-X.

Caroline Middleton Decamp Benn (13 October 1926-22 November 2000) was an educationalist and writer, and wife of British Labour politician, Tony Benn. ... The Main Building The Ben Pimlott Building The Library Warmington Tower Goldsmiths, University of London (founded in 1891 as Goldsmiths Technical and Recreative Institute, rebranded from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2006[2]) is a constituent college of the University of London specialising in teaching of and research into... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Giles Heneage Radice, Baron Radice, PC, (born 4 October 1936) is a Labour member of the House of Lords. ...

External links

  • Tony Crosland papers at LSE Archives
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Parliament of the United Kingdom
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Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby
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1965–1967
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