Abbey to install Harold Wilson memorial stone
Former prime minister Lord Wilson of Rievaulx will be honoured with a memorial stone in Westminster Abbey.
Harold Wilson, who died in 1995 aged 79 and was buried on the Isles of Scilly, won four general elections and was prime minister from 1964 to 1970 and from 1974 to 1976.
Under his leadership, the Government supported backbench MPs in liberalising laws on censorship, divorce, abortion and homosexuality and he abolished the death penalty in 1965.
The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, said: "Almost every UK prime minister from the first half of the 20th century is buried or memorialised in the abbey but so far none who held office since 1955.
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"It is appropriate for the abbey, where a memorial service for Lord Wilson was held in July 1995, to memorialise him alongside his distinguished predecessors.
"We have announced memorials to other prime ministers from the latter half of the 20th century, but Lord Wilson's, whose widow is happily still with us, will be installed first."
The memorial stone will be dedicated this year.