The last Cambridge PM was a Tory, Stanley Baldwin, in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Just read this on the Daily Fail about the Labour leadership contest.

um.. Discuss?
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if that's correct then I'd say "wow labour, wow"
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if that's correct then I'd say "wow labour, wow"
Why?
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I'm not quite seeing why that fact should be significant, OP...?
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I'm not quite seeing why that fact should be significant, OP...?
I think the only exception between then and now has been John Major who didn't attend university, everyone else attended Oxford.

David Cameron - Oxford
Gordon Brown - Edinburgh (unelected)
Tony Blair - Oxford
John Major
Margaret Thatcher - Oxford..

Its not as if it is a fix but it's fascinating that this has happened, one of those things.
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(Original post by Protagoras)
I think the only exception between then and now has been John Major who didn't attend university, everyone else attended Oxford.

David Cameron - Oxford
Gordon Brown - Edinburgh (unelected)
Tony Blair - Oxford
John Major
Margaret Thatcher - Oxford..

Its not as if it is a fix but it's fascinating that this has happened, one of those things.
You've skipped a dozen Prime Ministers between Baldwin and Thatcher.
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(Original post by Protagoras)
Gordon Brown - Edinburgh (unelected)
Gordon Brown was PM as legitimately as any other PM.
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You've skipped a dozen Prime Ministers between Baldwin and Thatcher.
I really didn't think I needed to, but for those meticulous amongst us..

David Cameron - Oxford
Gordon Brown - Edinburgh (unelected)
Tony Blair - Oxford
John Major
Margaret Thatcher - Oxford
James Callaghan
Harold Wilson - Jesus College, Oxford, M.A. Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Edward Heath - Oxford
Harold Wilson - Jesus College, Oxford, M.A. Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Alec Douglas-Home - Christ Church, Oxford, M.A. History
Harold Macmillan - Balliol College, Oxford, M.A. Classics
Anthony Eden - Christ Church, Oxford, M.A. Oriental Languages
Winston Churchill
Clement Attlee - University College, Oxford, M.A. History
Winston Churchill
Neville Chamberlain - Mason College (University of Birmingham)
1935 - 1937 Stanley Baldwin - Trinity College, Cambridge, M.A. History
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More significant surely is the number who did not go to university being so few, and the number of MPs nowadays who did not have a job beforehand outside the world of politics.

As to the possible future:
Gideon Osborne, Magdalen College, Oxford
Theresa May, St Hugh's College, Oxford
Jeremy Corbyn, London Metropolitan University (as known now)
Andy Burnham, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.
Yvette Cooper, Balliol College, Oxford
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Gordon Brown was PM as legitimately as any other PM.
Yeah, Churchill for instance never won the popular vote as leader in a general election and was chosen as PM in 1940 by the 'men behind the scenes'.
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Why?
...because I assume that labour have had more cambridge-types recently than the conservatives?
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...because I assume that labour have had more cambridge-types recently than the conservatives?
Not a single Cambridge graduate has become Labour leader.
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I really didn't think I needed to, but for those meticulous amongst us..

David Cameron - Oxford
Gordon Brown - Edinburgh (unelected)
Tony Blair - Oxford
John Major
Margaret Thatcher - Oxford
James Callaghan
Harold Wilson - Jesus College, Oxford, M.A. Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Edward Heath - Oxford
Harold Wilson - Jesus College, Oxford, M.A. Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Alec Douglas-Home - Christ Church, Oxford, M.A. History
Harold Macmillan - Balliol College, Oxford, M.A. Classics
Anthony Eden - Christ Church, Oxford, M.A. Oriental Languages
Winston Churchill
Clement Attlee - University College, Oxford, M.A. History
Winston Churchill
Neville Chamberlain - Mason College (University of Birmingham)
1935 - 1937 Stanley Baldwin - Trinity College, Cambridge, M.A. History
Does it actually matter?
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Cambridge teaches clever people.

Oxford teaches leadership.
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