Labour Party (UK)

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

Party of European Socialists

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Labour is a full member of the Party of European Socialists and Progressive Alliance, and holds observer status in the Socialist International.
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.

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.

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 minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and from 1929 to 1931.
He was the first Labour Party politician to become Prime Minister, leading minority Labour governments in 1924 and in 1929–31.

First MacDonald ministry

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It overtook the Liberal Party to become the main opposition to the Conservative Party in the early 1920s, forming minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and from 1929 to 1931.
The Labour Party, under Ramsay MacDonald, had failed to win the general election of December 1923, with 191 seats, although the combined Opposition tally exceeded that of the Conservative government creating a hung parliament.

Second MacDonald ministry

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It overtook the Liberal Party to become the main opposition to the Conservative Party in the early 1920s, forming minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and from 1929 to 1931.
It was only the second occasion on which the Labour Party had formed a government; the first MacDonald ministry held office in 1924.

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 minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and from 1929 to 1931.
The Conservative Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United Kingdom, the other being its modern rival, the Labour Party.

1997 United Kingdom general election

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The Labour Party was most recently in government from 1997 to 2010 under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown during the "New Labour" era, first elected with a landslide majority of 179, reduced to 66 in the 2005 election.
Under the leadership of Tony Blair, the Labour Party ended its eighteen-year spell in opposition and won the general election with a landslide victory, winning 418 seats, the most seats the party has ever held to date, and the highest proportion of seats held by any party in the post-war era.

James Callaghan

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Labour was next in government from 1964 to 1970 under Harold Wilson and from 1974 to 1979, first under Wilson and then under James Callaghan.
Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, (27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005), often known as Jim Callaghan, was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980.

Attlee ministry

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Labour later served in the wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after which it formed a majority government under Clement Attlee until 1951.
The Labour Party came to power in the United Kingdom after its unexpected victory in the July 1945 general election.

2010 United Kingdom general election

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The Labour Party was most recently in government from 1997 to 2010 under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown during the "New Labour" era, first elected with a landslide majority of 179, reduced to 66 in the 2005 election.
The hung parliament came about in spite of the Conservatives managing both a higher vote total and higher share of the vote than the previous Labour government had done in 2005, when it secured a comfortable majority.

Ed Miliband

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Since leaving government, the party has been led by Ed Miliband from 2010 and Jeremy Corbyn from 2015.
Edward Samuel Miliband (born 24 December 1969) is a British politician who was Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition between 2010 and 2015.

New Labour

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The Labour Party was most recently in government from 1997 to 2010 under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown during the "New Labour" era, first elected with a landslide majority of 179, reduced to 66 in the 2005 election.
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.

2005 United Kingdom general election

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The Labour Party was most recently in government from 1997 to 2010 under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown during the "New Labour" era, first elected with a landslide majority of 179, reduced to 66 in the 2005 election.
The Labour Party led by Tony Blair won its third consecutive victory, with Blair becoming the only Labour leader beside Harold Wilson to form three majority governments.

Churchill war ministry

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Labour later served in the wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after which it formed a majority government under Clement Attlee until 1951.
The war ministry was followed by the Churchill caretaker ministry which in turn lasted until 26 July 1945 when the results of the general election brought Labour into government, led by Clement Attlee.

Jeremy Corbyn

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Since leaving government, the party has been led by Ed Miliband from 2010 and Jeremy Corbyn from 2015.
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.

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 minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and from 1929 to 1931.
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.

Labour Party in Northern Ireland

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Whilst the party organises in Northern Ireland, it does not contest elections there, instead supporting the Social Democratic and Labour Party.
The Labour Party in Northern Ireland (LPNI) is the regional section of the UK Labour Party that operates in Northern Ireland.

Harold Wilson

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Labour was next in government from 1964 to 1970 under Harold Wilson and from 1974 to 1979, first under Wilson and then under James Callaghan.
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.

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.
He was a founder of the Labour Party, and served as its first parliamentary leader from 1906 to 1908.

Clement Attlee

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Labour later served in the wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after which it formed a majority government under Clement Attlee until 1951.
Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, (3 January 1883 – 8 October 1967) was a British statesman and Labour Party politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951.

Social Democratic and Labour Party

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Whilst the party organises in Northern Ireland, it does not contest elections there, instead supporting the Social Democratic and Labour Party.
The SDLP has fraternal links with other European social-democratic parties, including the Irish Labour Party and British Labour Party (neither of which contests elections in Northern Ireland), and is affiliated to the Socialist International and Party of European Socialists.

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, founded in 1900 and soon renamed the Labour Party, to which it 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.