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BBC News (Nov 1990 - )
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Prime Minister resigns
  • Aubyn Myerscough stands down after heart attack
  • Statement confirms PM’s life is “not in danger” 
  • Conservatives to elect successor within the next few days 
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Prime Minister Aubyn Myerscough, pictured in February 1992, just before signing the Maastricht Treaty

The Prime Minister, Aubyn Myerscough, has resigned after suffering a heart attack that caused him to be rushed to hospital.

According to a Downing Street spokesperson, Myerscough made the decision to resign after consulting with his doctors and family. The Queen visited Myerscough in hospital, where he informed her of his intention to resign as Prime Minister once the Conservative Party elected a successor. 

In a brief statement, Downing Street said:

Quote:“The Prime Minister, Aubyn Myerscough, informed Her Majesty the Queen that he intends to resign his office after suffering a heart attack. 

Whilst his life is not in danger, the Prime Minister believes that it is paramount the country has a leader able to dedicate themselves fully to the role and that he cannot do this whilst recuperating following surgery. 

The Prime Minister will remain in office until the Conservative Party chooses a successor and he will be supported in day to day duties by the First Secretary of State, Alun David Williams, and the rest of the Cabinet.”

Myerscough entered 10 Downing Street as Prime Minister in February 1991, having been elected to succeed Marcus Drummond-Macbeath in the wake of the Carmichael affair. A backbencher from his election as MP for Lewisham East in 1983 until his election as PM, Myerscough’s government began by dealing with the fallout from the Carmichael affair and the revelations that Drummond-Macbeath had illegally wiretapped rival politicians during his Premiership.

Over the next 13 months, Myerscough’s government focused on a variety of domestic policy issues, notably by introducing initiatives such as Family Hubs, Areas of Natural Beauty and the Millennium Corps. Furthermore, the Myerscough ministry also oversaw the Rome negotiations in Europe, the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, the ongoing peacekeeping mission in Iraq and a renewed round of diplomatic tensions with the Soviets.
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