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Your Favourite Prime Minister

PMs IN THE RUNNING

The Daily Politics now knows your favourite Prime Minister...

...and it is Margaret Thatcher!

See the final results in this pop-up graph or read on. You can also discuss the poll on the Editors' Blog.

Our guests championed each of the nine men and one woman to hold the post. And if you missed any of the champions, you can watch them again on this website - including Kelvin MacKenzie, Shirley Williams, Douglas Hurd and Roy Hattersley.

CLEMENT ATTLEE
2nd place (32%)

ATTLEE
Clement Attlee in the BBC Daily Politics Favourite Peacetime Prime Minister poll
1945-51, Labour

He brought us National Insurance, the National Health Service, and a limerick about himself:
There were few who thought him a starter,
Many who thought themselves smarter.
But he ended PM,
CH and OM,
An Earl and a Knight of the Garter.
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ANTHONY EDEN
9th place (1%)

EDEN
Anthony Eden in the BBC Daily Politics Favourite Peacetime Prime Minister poll
1955-57, Conservative

He resigned as Foreign Secretary in objection to Neville Chamberlain's policy of appeasing the German fascists, before becoming PM in 1955, resigning after the Suez crisis. He said of Harold Macmillan's relationship with America: "It has had the effect of making us the 49th state."

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HAROLD MACMILLAN
6th place (1%)

MACMILLAN
Harold Macmillan  in the BBC Daily Politics Favourite Peacetime Prime Minister poll
1957-63, Conservative

He rallied national morale after the Suez Crisis, was nicknamed "Supermac" by the cartoonist Vicky, and responded to Nikita Khrushchev banging his shoe on the desk of the United Nations with the words: "I'd like that translated, if I may."

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ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME
8th place (1%)

DOUGLAS-HOME
Alec Douglas-Hume  in the BBC Daily Politics Favourite Peacetime Prime Minister poll
1963-64, Conservative

He resigned the Lords to lead the Commons, is the only Prime Minister to have played first-class cricket, and told The Observer in 1962 that he could never be PM, "because I do my sums with matchsticks."

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HAROLD WILSON
4th place (4%)

WILSON
Harold Wilson in the BBC Daily Politics Favourite Peacetime Prime Minister poll
1964-70 & 1974-76, Labour

He ended capital punishment, brought us the Open University, and said of the British media: "I get a little nauseated, perhaps, when I hear the phrase 'freedom of the press' used as freely as it is, knowing that a large part of our proprietorial press is not free at all."

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EDWARD HEATH
7th place (1%)

HEATH
Edward Heath in the BBC Daily Politics Favourite Peacetime Prime Minister poll
1970-74, Conservative

He took the UK into the European Community, captained Britain's winning team for the Admiral's Cup, and is reported to have remarked: "You mustn't expect prime ministers to enjoy themselves. If they do, they mustn't show it - the population would be horrified."

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JAMES CALLAGHAN
10th place (1%)

CALLAGHAN
James Callaghan  in the BBC Daily Politics Favourite Peacetime Prime Minister poll
1976-79, Labour

He survived the sterling crisis only to meet the "winter of discontent", is our tallest PM to date (6'1") and told the Harvard Business Review: "A leader has to appear consistent. That doesn't mean he has to be consistent."

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MARGARET THATCHER
1st place (49%)

THATCHER
Margaret Thatcher  in the BBC Daily Politics Favourite Peacetime Prime Minister poll
1979-90, Conservative

She was our first female PM, led the Conservatives to three successive victories, took on the miners and the Argentinians, and told Weekend World: "No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well."

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JOHN MAJOR
5th place (2%)

MAJOR
John Major in the BBC Daily Politics Favourite Peacetime Prime Minister poll
1990-97, Conservative

He established the Northern Ireland Peace Process, gave the UK a National Lottery and wrote, of cricket:
"Oh, Lord, if I must die today,
Please make it after Close of Play.
For this, I know, if nothing more,
I will not go, without the score.
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TONY BLAIR
3rd place (9%)

BLAIR
Tony Blair in the BBC Daily Politics Favourite Peacetime Prime Minister poll
1997-present, Labour

He brought us regional devolution, began reform of the House of Lords, took Britain to war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and told the Labour Party conference: "We can only protect liberty by making it relevant to the modern world."

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