RETRO: famous politicians - including several Prime Ministers - on visits to Wigan

It’s in politicians’ interests – even the biggest and most famous ones – to put themselves about a bit. Which is why our picture library has quite a few images of parliamentary big guns, including several past and present Prime Ministers, making visits to our town.

Unsurprisingly, given the political make-up of the area over the decades, there are more Labour bigwigs than those from any other parties.

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