Magazine
Latest Issue

The 76-year-old’s success shows experience can still appeal to young people

For the past few decades, British politics has become more and more obsessed with the culture of youth in its leaders. With every succeeding generation, leaders have got younger and more inexperienced.

Tony Blair was 41 when he became Labour leader—the youngest in the party’s history until Ed Miliband was elected at the age of 40. The Conservatives have plumped for even younger leaders than Labour.  David Cameron was a mere 38 years old when he was elected leader and William Hague was only 36.

All three of the…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect