PRIME MINISTER: Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903-1995). Prime Minister: 1963-1964

Alex Douglas Hume Prime Minister of the United Kingdom In office 19 October 1963 – 16 October 1964

Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Conservative 1963-1964

On Oct 1963 Sir Alec Douglas-Home renounced his title to become Prime Minister after the resignation of McMIllan [due to ill health]

Queen Elizabeth II meets former Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home and Lady Home on November 11, 1964 (Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II meets former Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home and Lady Home on November 1964 (Getty Images)

Alec Douglas-Home

Day the prime minister foiled a kidnap plot by bribing his abductors with beer

They intended to send shockwaves through the British establishment by kidnapping a serving prime minister. But instead, a group of bungling students were scuppered when their target Alec Douglas-Home fobbed them off with beer

David Cannadine explores Sir Alec Douglas-Home's matchbox economics.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home's Matchsticks, Prime Ministers' Props - BBC Radio 4

Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903 - 1995) held office from 19 October 1963 to 16 October 1964 during the reign of Elizabeth II

Sir Alec Douglas-Home - held office from 19 October 1963 to 16 October 1964 during the reign of Elizabeth II

Magnum Photos Photographer Portfolio - SCOTLAND. Lanark. Sir Alec-Douglas Home, the Prime Minister, and Lady Douglas-Home. 1964.

Magnum Photos Photographer Portfolio - SCOTLAND. Lanark. Sir Alec-Douglas Home, the Prime Minister, and Lady Douglas-Home. 1964.

Sandra Howard (nee Paul), married Mr Howard  in 1975 after meeting him at a Red Cross Ball. The Howards have a son Nicholas, 27, and a daughter, Larissa, 26 Mrs Howard also has a son, Sholto, from her first marriage to jazz pianist Robin Douglas-Home, the nephew of former Tory Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home, whom she married aged 18.Robin Douglas-Home killed himself three years after the pair divorced.Mrs Howard was later married to David Wynne-Morgan, a publicist.

Michael Howard's wife Sandra could bring glitz and glamour to the Conservative Party with her good looks and style.

The last aristocrat to be British prime minister - Conservative politician Alec Douglas-Home (Lord Home) with his dog

PHOTOS - Politicians And Their Pets

Animals have found their way into political news for a variety of reasons in the past few weeks.

Colvin, Neville 1964   44 of 46 No Caption President Johnson, De Gaulle, Alec Douglas Home, Mao race Olympics cartoon.

Colvin, Neville 1964 44 of 46 No Caption President Johnson, De Gaulle, Alec Douglas Home, Mao race Olympics cartoon.

London, England, 29th October 1971, Indian Prime Minister Mrs, Indira Gandhi is greeted by British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home as she arrives at Heathrow airport for Downing Street talks

London, England, October Indian Prime Minister Mrs, Indira Gandhi is greeted by British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home as she arrives at Heathrow airport for Downing Street talks

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