Remember When? July 1965.
But on this day in 1965 Edward Heath beat his rivals to take leadership of the Conservatives following the resignation of Sir Alec Douglas-Home.
Reginald Maudling and Enoch Powell were challengers.
Heath - a bachelor, keen sailor and musician - became PM in 1970 and took Britain into the European Economic Community.
He lost power in February 1974 and was replaced by Margaret Thatcher a year later. He died two years ago.
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|Publication:||Birmingham Mail (England)|
|Date:||Jul 27, 2007|
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