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It’s the classic politico’s pub debate—who could have solved the country’s problems if only they’d not made that key strategic slip or, in some tragic cases, lived long enough to get the job?

One popular choice is SDP co-founder Roy Jenkins, the subject of a talk next week at the Prospect office. Buy tickets here for our evening with his biographer John Campbell.

But who else would we like to have seen behind the desk in Number 10? Here’s our list of five great Prime Ministers that never were:

John Smith (Labour)

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