The Prime Ministers We Never Had
Was Harold Wilson a bigger figure than Denis Healey? Was John Major more 'prime ministerial' than Michael Heseltine? What would Britain look like today if David Miliband had become Labour leader instead of his brother Ed? Would Jeremy Corbyn have done a better job of handling the COVID-19 pandemic than Boris Johnson? In this piercing and original history, Steve Richards looks at twelve prime ministers we never had, examining what made each of these illustrious figures unique and why they failed to make the final leap to the top.