There is no fixed or predetermined role for former Prime Ministers in Britain. What they do after they leave office depends on their personal choices and on circumstances. While there is therefore little in the way of a common pattern, …
Professor Kevin Theakston
Kevin Theakston is Professor of British Government and the Head of the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has written books on government ministers, the history of the civil service, and Winston Churchill. His latest book – After Number 10 [Palgrave, 2010] – was on the lives and careers of former prime ministers from the 18th century to the present.
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