John Smith's death, in May 1994, shocked the nation. Widely expected to become the next Prime Minister, lie represented a beacon of honest decency in an increasingly shabby political world. Mourned by all, he attracted sincere tributes from political allies and opponents alike. From his friends in the Labour Party to senior Tories and even the press, the reaction was the same; this was a terrible loss to both Britain and the Labour Party.
Andy McSmith's biography explores John Smith's career and personality, showing how he achieved his rise to power while maintaining the respect and friendship of all around him.
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