Labour Party (UK)

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The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom that has been described as an alliance of social democrats, democratic socialists and trade unionists.wikipedia
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List of political parties in the United Kingdom

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The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom that has been described as an alliance of social democrats, democratic socialists and trade unionists.
It was replaced as the main anti-Tory opposition party by the newly emerging Labour Party, which represented an alliance between the labour movement, organised trades unions and various socialist societies.

Ramsay MacDonald

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It overtook the Liberal Party to become the main opposition to the Conservative Party in the early 1920s, forming two minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in the 1920s and early 1930s. Ramsay MacDonald, a notable anti-war campaigner, resigned as leader of the Parliamentary Labour Party and Arthur Henderson became the main figure of authority within the party.
James Ramsay MacDonald (' James McDonald Ramsay'''; 12 October 1866 – 9 November 1937) was a British statesman who was the first Labour Party politician to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, leading minority Labour governments for nine months in 1924 and then in 1929–31.

History of the socialist movement in the United Kingdom

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The Labour Party was founded in 1900, having grown out of the trade union movement and socialist parties of the nineteenth century.
Notions of socialism in Great Britain have taken many different forms from the utopian philanthropism of Robert Owen through to the reformist electoral project enshrined in the birth of the Labour Party.

Conservative Party (UK)

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It overtook the Liberal Party to become the main opposition to the Conservative Party in the early 1920s, forming two minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in the 1920s and early 1930s.
In the 1920s, the Labour Party surpassed the Liberals as the Conservatives' main rivals.

Attlee ministry

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Labour served in the wartime coalition of 1940–1945, after which Clement Attlee's Labour government established the National Health Service and expanded the welfare state from 1945 to 1951.
The Labour Party came to power in the United Kingdom after its unexpected victory in the July 1945 general election.

Democratic socialism

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The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom that has been described as an alliance of social democrats, democratic socialists and trade unionists.
Like traditional social democracy, democratic socialism tends to follow a gradual, reformist or evolutionary path to socialism rather than a revolutionary one, a tendency that is captured in the statement that Labour Party revisionist Anthony Crosland, intellectual leader of the liberal/right-wing of the party, argued "that the socialism of the pre-war world was now increasingly irrelevant".

Jeremy Corbyn

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Since Jeremy Corbyn took over the leadership in 2015 from Ed Miliband, the party has moved leftward.
Jeremy Bernard Corbyn (born 26 May 1949) is a British politician serving as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2015.

New Labour

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In the 1990s, Tony Blair took Labour closer to the centre as part of his "New Labour" project, which governed the UK under Blair and then Gordon Brown from 1997 to 2010.
New Labour refers to a period in the history of the British Labour Party from the mid-1990s until 2010 under the leadership of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Ed Miliband

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Since Jeremy Corbyn took over the leadership in 2015 from Ed Miliband, the party has moved leftward.
He was Leader of the Labour Party and the Leader of the Opposition between 2010 and 2015.

Liberal Party (UK)

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It overtook the Liberal Party to become the main opposition to the Conservative Party in the early 1920s, forming two minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in the 1920s and early 1930s.
By the end of the 1920s, the Labour Party had replaced the Liberals as the Conservatives' main rival.

2017 United Kingdom general election

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Labour is currently the Official Opposition in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, having won the second-largest number of seats in the 2017 general election.
The Conservative Party (which had governed as a senior coalition partner from 2010 and as a single-party majority government from 2015) was defending a working majority of 17 seats against the Labour Party, the official opposition led by Jeremy Corbyn.

Harold Wilson

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Under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan, Labour again governed from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1979.
James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was a British Labour politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976.

Scottish Labour Party

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The party includes semi-autonomous Scottish, Welsh branches, and supports the Social Democratic and Labour Party in Northern Ireland, although it still organises there.
The Scottish Labour Party (Pàrtaidh Làbarach na h-Alba, Scots Labour Pairty; branded Scottish Labour) is the UK Labour Party's devolved Scotland administrative subdivision.

Party of European Socialists

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Labour is a member of the Party of European Socialists and Progressive Alliance, holds observer status in the Socialist International, and sits with the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament.
This includes major parties such as the Italian Democratic Party, the British Labour Party, the French Socialist Party, Social Democratic Party of Germany and the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party.

Welsh Labour

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The party includes semi-autonomous Scottish, Welsh branches, and supports the Social Democratic and Labour Party in Northern Ireland, although it still organises there.
Welsh Labour (Llafur Cymru) is the part of the United Kingdom Labour Party that operates in Wales.

Labour Party in Northern Ireland

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The party includes semi-autonomous Scottish, Welsh branches, and supports the Social Democratic and Labour Party in Northern Ireland, although it still organises there.
The Labour Party in Northern Ireland (LPNI) is the UK Labour Party's regional constituency organisation that operates in Northern Ireland.

Keir Hardie

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Keir Hardie, the leader of the party, believed that to obtain success in parliamentary elections, it would be necessary to join with other left-wing groups. Only 15 candidatures were sponsored, but two were successful: Keir Hardie in Merthyr Tydfil and Richard Bell in Derby.
He was a founder of the Labour Party, and served as its first parliamentary leader from 1906 to 1908.

Independent Labour Party

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Among these were the Independent Labour Party, the intellectual and largely middle-class Fabian Society, the Marxist Social Democratic Federation and the Scottish Labour Party.
The party was positioned to the left of Ramsay MacDonald’s Labour Representation Committee, which was founded in 1900 and soon renamed the Labour Party, and to which the ILP was affiliated from 1906 to 1932.

Fabian Society

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Among these were the Independent Labour Party, the intellectual and largely middle-class Fabian Society, the Marxist Social Democratic Federation and the Scottish Labour Party.
As one of the founding organisations of the Labour Representation Committee in 1900, and as an important influence upon the Labour Party which grew from it, the Fabian Society has had a powerful influence on British politics.

Arthur Henderson

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Ramsay MacDonald, a notable anti-war campaigner, resigned as leader of the Parliamentary Labour Party and Arthur Henderson became the main figure of authority within the party.
Arthur Henderson (13 September 1863 – 20 October 1935) was a British iron moulder and Labour politician.

Richard Bell (British politician)

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Only 15 candidatures were sponsored, but two were successful: Keir Hardie in Merthyr Tydfil and Richard Bell in Derby.
Richard Bell (1859 – 1 May 1930 ) was one of the first two British Labour Members of Parliament, and the first English one, elected after the formation of the Labour Representation Committee in 1900.

David Shackleton

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Keir Hardie, who had taken a leading role in getting the party established, was elected as Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party (in effect, the leader), although only by one vote over David Shackleton after several ballots.
Sir David James Shackleton (21 November 1863 – 1 August 1938) was a cotton worker and trade unionist who became the third Labour Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom, following the formation of the Labour Representation Committee.

Co-operative Party

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The growth in Labour's local activist base and organisation was reflected in the elections following the war, the co-operative movement now providing its own resources to the Co-operative Party after the armistice.
Since 1927, the Co-operative Party has had an electoral pact with the Labour Party, with both parties agreeing not to stand candidates against each other.

1922 United Kingdom general election

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With the Liberals thus in disarray, Labour won 142 seats in 1922, making it the second largest political group in the House of Commons and the official opposition to the Conservative government.
It was the first general election held after most of Ireland left the United Kingdom to form the Irish Free State, and was won by the Conservatives led by Bonar Law, who gained an overall majority over Labour, led by J. R. Clynes, and a divided Liberal Party.

Scottish Parliament

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The party is the third-largest in the Scottish Parliament.
A sharp rise in nationalism in Scotland during the late 1960s fuelled demands for some form of home rule or complete independence, and in 1969 prompted the incumbent Labour government of Harold Wilson to set up the Kilbrandon Commission to consider the British constitution.