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Should this influence Labour’s leadership choice?

May 13th, 2010
Election Winning leader Alma mater
1945 Clement Attlee University of Oxford
1950 Clement Attlee University of Oxford
1951 Winston Churchill Non graduate
1955 Anthony Eden University of Oxford
1959 Harold Macmillan University of Oxford
1964 Harold Wilson University of Oxford
1966 Harold Wilson University of Oxford
1970 Edward Heath University of Oxford
1974 Feb Harold Wilson University of Oxford
1974 Oct Harold Wilson University of Oxford
1979 Margaret Thatcher University of Oxford
1983 Margaret Thatcher University of Oxford
1987 Margaret Thatcher University of Oxford
1992 John Major Non graduate
1997 Tony Blair University of Oxford
2001 Tony Blair University of Oxford
2005 Tony Blair University of Oxford
2010 David Cameron University of Oxford

This is the “PB winning leader/Alma mater” table updated to take into account latest developments.

Should Labour take note of the trend in its coming leadership election? This is the relevant information about possible contenders.

Possible Contender Alma mater
Harriet Harman University of York
David Miliband University of Oxford
Ed Miliband University of Oxford
Ed Balls University of Oxford
Yvette Cooper University of Oxford
Andy Burnham University of Cambridge
John Cruddas University of Warwick
Hilary Benn University of Sussex
Alistair Darling University of Aberdeen
John Denham University of Southampton
Caroline Flint University of East Anglia

Note I’m on holiday in the Peak District and am not monitoring the threads or posting very much.

Mike Smithson