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Michael Foot (lower centre) in September 1979

Michael Foot (23 July 1913 – 3 March 2010) was a British Labour Party politician, journalist and author.

Foot was born in Plymouth, Devon. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at University of Oxford. He was a journalist from the late 1930s until the early 1960s.

He was a Member of Parliament from 1945–1955 and from 1960–1992. He was deputy leader of the Labour Party from 1976–1980 and Leader of the Opposition from 1980–1983.

Foot was married to writer Jill Craigie (1911–1999) from 1949 until her death. He was an atheist.

Foot died at home in Hampstead, north London, on 3 March 2010, aged 96.

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