About this book
The authorised biography of the founder of the Social Democratic Party, which merged with the Liberals to form the Liberal Democrats. Spans his whole career, from his radical reforms as Labour Home Secretary in the 1960s, to paving the way for Tony Blair's New Labour.
Roy Jenkins was probably the best Prime Minister Britain never had. But though he never reached 10 Downing Street, he left a more enduring mark on British society than most of those who did. His career spans the full half-century from Attlee to Tony Blair during which he helped transform almost every area of national life and politics.