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Leo Varadkar and Micheal Martin Photo: Maxwells

Leo Varadkar and Micheal Martin Photo: Maxwells

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Leo Varadkar and Micheal Martin Photo: Maxwells

Winston Churchill is the British hero of World War II - the bulldog prime minister who took on Hitler's Nazis and won. His wartime bunker has been turned into a museum and his image is plastered on all sorts of tat in English souvenir shops.

However, it is not widely publicised that the good people of England voted him out of office in the general election immediately after the war.

Clement Attlee does not feature on as many Toby Jugs or T-shirts as Churchill, but the Labour leader comprehensively defeated his Tory opponent in 1945.