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1970 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours

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1970 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours

Harold Wilson

The 1970 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours were officially announced in the London Gazette of 7 August 1970 and marked the June 1970 electoral defeat of Prime Minister Harold Wilson.[1]

Life Peers

Privy Counsellors

Knights Bachelor

Order of the British Empire

Dames Commander (DBE)

Commanders (CBE)

  • Derek Henry Andrews, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister since 1966.
  • Percy Clark, Director of Publicity, The Labour Party.
  • Marjorie Halls, Widow of Michael Halls, Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1966–1970.
  • Ronald George Hayward, National Agent, The Labour Party.
  • George Holt, Chief Press Officer, Prime Minister's Office.
  • Marcia Matilda Williams, Private Secretary to Harold Wilson.

Officers (OBE)

  • George Louis Gaunt, Committee Clerk, Parliamentary Labour Party.
  • Roger James Dawe, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1966–1970.
  • Alfred Richman, Journalist.
  • Miss Beryl Pauline Urquhart, Committee Clerk, Parliamentary Labour Party.

Members (MBE)

  • Phyllis Edith Birt, Secretary and Personal Assistant, Parliamentary Labour Party.
  • Harry James Fowler, Actor.
  • Gordon Charles George Fryer, Inspector, Metropolitan Police.
  • William Henry George Green, Formerly Head of the Despatch Department, Transport House.
  • Elizabeth Guy, Formerly Head of the Bookshop, Transport House.
  • Elsie Helena Selley, Formerly Head of the Directory Department, Transport House.
  • Ruth Margaret Sharpe, Private and Constituency Secretary to James Callaghan.

British Empire Medal (BEM)

  • Chief Wren Steward (O) Margaret Frances Fenton, Formerly Chief Steward at Chequers.
  • Thora Pollard, Housekeeper to Harold Wilson and Mary Wilson.


  1. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 45165. pp. 8677–8678. 4 August 1970. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
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