Denis Healey, Labour MP, 30 May 1987.
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Denis Healey (b 1917) canvasing votes for the Labour Party by playing the piano at Huddersfield Town Hall. Healey was secretary of state for defence in Wilson's 1964 government. From 1974-1979 he was Chancellor of the Exchequer, during which time he unsuccesfully contested the leadership of the Labour Party. A second leadership challenge in 1980 saw him defeated by Michael Foot, although he was elected deputy leader of the party. Healey resigned from the shadow cabinet in 1987, and in 1992 became Baron Healey of Riddlesden.