Michael Foot (1913-2010) was a Labour Party politician who served as Member of Parliament for the Plymouth and Ebbw Vale constituencies. He was deputy leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980, and Leader of the Opposition from 1980 to 1983.
Another aspect of Michael Foot's life was his work as an author and journalist. He wrote biographies of Jonathan Swift and Aneurin Bevan, and at various points in his journalistic career worked for the New Statesman, the Tribune, the Evening Standard and the Daily Herald. From 1949 until her death in 1999, he was married to Jill Craigie, the film-maker and feminist historian.