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Harold Wilson (1916-1995) - Part 3

In 1945 he was first elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Ormskirk (later to include areas of Knowsley through boundary changes). By 1947 he had been appointed President of the Board of Trade (at the age of 31, the youngest Cabinet Minister since William Pitt the Younger in 1792), a post he resigned from in 1951 because of Social Service cuts.