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Arthur Greenwood

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Arthur Greenwood (18801954) became deputy leader of the Labour Party under Clement Attlee, with Winston Churchill appointing him to the Cabinet as Minister without Portfolio in 1940. He was generally seen as ineffectual, though in May 1940 he emerged as Churchill's strongest and most vocal supporter in the lengthy War Cabinet debates on whether or not to accept or reject a peace offer from Germany. After that his position declined and he resigned in 1943. Until the end of World War II he performed the function of Leader of the Opposition, though he did not receive the salary.


Preceded by:
Neville Chamberlain
Minister of Health
1929–1931
Succeeded by:
Neville Chamberlain
Preceded by:
The Lord Beaverbrook
Lord Privy Seal
1945–1947
Succeeded by:
The Lord Inman
Preceded by:
Vacant
Paymaster-General
1946–1947
Succeeded by:
Hillary Marquand

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