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UK Labour Party Leadership Pamphlet 1994

This is a UK Labour Party pamphlet issued to members ahead of the 1994 election of Tony Blair as leader.

1994 UK Labour Party leadership pamphlet.

THE LABOUR PARTY LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS

Dear Member,

I would like to invite you to cast your vote in the election for the new Labour leader and deputy leader.

For the first time the election of Labour leader will be by one person one vote in each section of the electoral college. This procedure was set in place at the last Labour Conference.

As a member I am sure you will share my pride in this important event. With over four million people entitled to vote, this will be the biggest exercise in democracy ever conducted by a political party in Britain.

Please make sure you have your say by returning your ballot paper in good time. After all, you are not only choosing the leadership team to take Labour forward into the next General Election – you are also choosing the next British Prime Minister

Thank you for your support,

Yours sincerely

/s/ David Blunkett

David Blunkett
Chair of the Labour Party

PS. Before you vote, please read the information at the back of this booklet – it explains how you can strengthen the Labour Party even more and help the new leadership team to build for victory by changing the way you pay your membership subscription.

[Labour logo]

How to vote
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This election will be held under the Preference Voting System. On the ballot paper each candidate has a row of numbered boxes after his or her name.

* Put an (X) in the box numbered [1] for the candidate who is your first choice.

* Then put an (X) in the box numbered [2] against your second choice.

* Carry on until you have marked your choice for all the candidates.

Finally return your ballot paper in the envelope supplied.

What happens next
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| Don’t lose your vote! |
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| DON’T use the same numbers for |
| two different candidates | | |
| DO post your ballot paper to |
| arrive before 9am on Monday |
| 18th July |
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Once voting ends at 9am on Monday 18th July all the ballot papers will be collected together and all the first preferences for each candidate will be counted in each section of the college. If one candidate receives the support of more than half the electoral college, he or she will win the election.

If not the person with the lowest percentage is eliminated. Then the second preference votes for that candidate are allocated to the other candidates.

This process is repeated until one candidate has more than 50% of the electoral college.

The results of the Labour Party Leadership Elections will be announced on Thursday 21st July 1994.

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| Labour’s Electoral College
| Each section of the electoral college has
| one third of the vote
| SECTION ONE All MPs and MEPs
| SECTION TWO Labour Party Members
| SECTION THREE Members of affiliated org-
| anizations who pay a polit-
| ical levy or subscription.
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| PICTURE |
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| OF MRS. |
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| BECKETT |
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Margaret Beckett
Candidate for Leader and Deputy Leader

Under John Smith’s leadership we all recognized that we could play to his personal strengths. Now we need the same resonance in our new leadership team. We need to show people that we are honest politicians. We need to tell the truth and to be seen to be telling the truth, even if it’s hard. We must combine practical common sense and compassion.

I have proved that I can exercise leadership, take tough decisions, hold the party together and run a team that draws on the talents of all shades of party opinion. This has been my record for over two years, during which I have been in charge of the party’s election campaigns.

In those years we have rebuilt our morale. More importantly, we have won elections – in the counties, the cities and most recently, across the nation.

To achieve further success, we must continue to take on not only the Conservatives, but the Liberals as well. Ours is the politics of conviction, not of opportunism.

We must defeat the Tories’ politics of despair. There is a better way. A better way to run our health service, our schools and our railways! We must rebuild our welfare state, based on full employment, but reflecting the family and work patterns of the next century.

We must show that we share the ambitions of ordinary British families. Our fate lies in our own hands. Those newspapers which attack John Major today will support him, however grudgingly, at the next election. We know our country needs a Labour Government. We alone can take that message to the people.

To succeed we must draw on the strengths of the broad church of the Labour movement. I believe I can unite the party, and that the party can unite the country.

/s/ Margaret Beckett

Supporting nominations for the post of Leader

from the following Commons Members of the Parliamentary Labour Party: D Abbott; J Austin-Walker; T Banks; H Barnes; J Battle; M Beckett; N Brown; D Canavan; M Chisholm; J Corbyn; J Corston; J Cousins; A Eagle; D Fatchett; M Fyfe; N Gerrard; L Golding; M Gordon; B Grant; J Heppell; H Jackson; L Jones; K Livingstone; E Loyden; A Mackinley [sic]; A Mahon; J Marek; J Marshall; W Michie; P Pike; G Prentice; D Primarolo; K Purchase; B Roche; T Rooney; B Sedgemore; C Short; A Simpson; C Soley; G Stevenson; P Tipping; A Wise

from the following members of the European Parliamentary Labour Party: P Green; E McNally; C Oddy; M Read

from the following affiliated organisations: Transport and General Workers Union

from the following Constituency Labour Parties: Birmingham Ladywood; City of York; Derby North; Derby South; Falkirk East; Glasgow Garscadden; Honiton; Mid Staffordshire; Rochford; Stroud; Tunbridge Wells; Wolverhampton North East

Supporting nominations for the post of Deputy Leader

from the following Commons Members of the Parliamentary Labour Party: D Abbott; G Allen; H Armstrong; J Ashton; J Austin-Walker; H Barnes; J Battle; H Bayley; M Beckett; S Bell; G Bermingham; R Berry; C Betts; P Boateng; R Boyes; G Brown; N Brown; A Campbell; R Campbell; D Campbell-Savours; D Canavan; M Chisholm; J Church; M Clapham; D Clark; T Clarke; D Clelland; J Corbyn; J Corston; J Cousins; T Cox; A Darling; B Davies; J Denham; D Dewar; F Dobson; B Donahue [sic]; J Dowd; A Eagle; W Etherington; D Fatchett; P Flynn; D Foster; J Fraser; M Fyfe; M Gapes; J Garrett; B George; N Gerrard; L Golding; M Gordon; T Graham; B Grant; N Griffiths; P Hardy; H Harman; J Heppell; M Hodge; N Hogg; G Hoon; J Hutton; E Illsley; A Ingram; G Jackson; D Jamieson; G Janner; B Jones; L Jones; T Jowell; A Keen; P Kharba [sic]; N Kinnock; K Livingstone; A Mahon; J Marek; D Marshall; J Marshall; K McNamara; J McWilliam; W Michie; L Moonie; C Mullin; G Oakes; J Owen-Jones; P Pike; G Prentice; D Primarolo; K Purchase; J Quin; S Randall; N Raynsford; G Robertson; B Roche; C Short; A Simpson; A Smith; C Smith; L Smith; G Stevenson; G Strang; A Taylor; S Timms; P Tipping; D Turner; K Vaz; A Wise

from the following Members of the European Parliamentary Labour Party: R Barton; C Crawley; A Donnelly; P Green; D Hallam; E McNally; M Read; M Tappin; J Tomlinson; C Tongue; P Truscott; P Whitehead

from the following affiliated organisations: Labour Students; National Union of Mineworkers; Transport and General Workers Union

from the following Constituency Labour Parties: Ashford; Basingstoke; Birmingham Sparkbrook; Bolton South East; Bolton West; Billericay; Broxbourne; Caithness & Sutherland; Cardiff West; Carlisle; Chesterfield; Chorley; City of York; Copeland; Coventry North East; Denton & Reddish; Derby North; Derby South; Dundee East; Dundee West; Eddisbury; Glasgow Central; Harborough; Hayes & Harlington; Hazel Grove; Honiton; Islwyn; Leicester East; Lewisham West; Loughborough; Manchester Central; Mansfield; Mid Sussex; North Hertfordshire; North Warwickshire; Nottingham East; Oxford West & Abingdon; Pendle; Perth & Kinross; Plymouth Sutton; Pontefract & Castleford; Rhondda; Romsey [sic]; Sheffield Brightside; Sheffield Hillsborough; Stafford; Stoke-on-Trent Central; Stoke-on-Trent South; Stretford; Stroud; Swansea West; Thurrock; Tunbridge Wells; Twickenham; Wolverhampton North East; Woodspring; Worcester

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| PICTURE |
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| OF MR. |
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| BLAIR |
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Tony Blair
Candidate for Leader

No-one wanted this leadership election. John Smith gave our party and Britain hope. We must now build on his foundations and win the General Election so that we can create a united society where the chances of work and life long education are available to all; our young can fulfil their aspirations, our elderly achieve security in old age, our people develop their potential to the full. That is your vision for Britain.

Our task is no less than national renewal. The Tories have ripped our social fabric both through their policies and the philosophy of selfish individualism. We must re-build by applying our traditional democratic socialist principles to the modern world: equality of opportunity, social justice, the belief in strong communities and
responsible citizens.

Labour will win by being the party of economic modernisation: reasserting the goal of full employment, developing a modern partnership with industry, and harnessing the revolutions in technology and communications for the common good. It is the education, skill and talent of people that will determine our future success.

Labour will win by being the party of social justice: modernising the welfare state to enhance fairness and opportunity rather than to entrench dependency, defeating poverty, inequality and discrimination and waging a crusade against crime.

Labour will win by being the party of democratic renewal: demolishing unaccountable quangos, devolving power to the nations and regions of Britain and providing a Bill of Rights.

I know from my own Sedgefield constituency that a mass membership party drawing on the talents of unions and constituency members can be a reality.

We must work together for a Labour Government driven by change, underpinned by conviction, confident in its beliefs and strong enough to defeat this decaying Tory philosophy, not just for a Parliament but for a generation.

/s/ Tony Blair

Supporting nominations for the post of Leader

from the following Commons Members of the Parliamentary Labour Party: R Ainsworth; G Allen; D Anderson; J Anderson; H Armstrong; J Ashton; K Barron; H Bayley; S Bell; J Benton; G Bermingham; C Betts; P Boateng; R Boyes; K Bradley; J Bray; G Brown; R Burden; S Byers; J Callaghan; A Campbell; D Campbell-Savours; J Cann; J Church; D Clark; T Clarke; D Clelland; A Clwyd; A Coffey; M Connarty; R Cook; R Corbett; T Cox; J Cummings; Jim Cunningham; John Cunningham; A Darling; B Davies; J Denham; D Dewar; F Dobson; J Dowd; J Dunnachie; D Enright; A Faulds; F Field; M Fisher; P Flynn; D Foster; G Foulkes; J Fraser; S Galbraith; M Gapes; J Garrett; B George; J Gilbert; R Godsiff; N Griffiths; W Griffiths; B Grocott; J Gunnell; D Hanson; P Hardy; H Harman; R Hattersley; D Henderson; K Hill; M Hodge; K Hoey; N Hogg; G Hoon; G Howarth; K Howells; K Hughes; Roy Hughes; J Hutton; A Ingram; G Jackson; D Jamieson; G Janner; B Jones; T Jowell; G Kaufman; A Keen; J Kennedy; P Khabra; P Kilfoyle; N Kinnock; G Lofthouse; C Macdonald; D Macshane; P Mandelson; M Martin; E Martlew; J Maxton; T McAvoy; J McFall; H McLeish; K McNamara; J McWilliam; A Michael; A Milburn; A Miller; L Moonie; R Morgan; E Morley; E Morris; J Morris; M Mowlam; G Mudie; P Murphy; G Oakes; M O’Brien; W O’Brien; E O’Hara; W Olner; M O’Neill; S Orme; J Owen Jones; T Pendry; G Pope; B Prentice; J Quin; G Radice; S Randall; N Raynsford; M Redmond; J Reid; JDH Robertson; G Robertson; G Robinson; A Rogers; J Rooker; J Ruddock; B Sheerman; A Smith; C Smith; J Spellar; G Steinberg; R Stott; G Strang; J Straw; A Taylor; J Thompson; S Timms; D Turner; K Vaz; H Walker; M Wicks; A Williams; AW Williams; B Wilson; A Worthington; A Wright

from the following Members of the European Parliamentary Labour Party:
G Adam; R Balfe; K Collins; C Crawley; W David; A Donnelly; G Ford; D Hallam; L Harrison; S Hughes; D Martin; E Morgan; S Murphy; M Tappin; D Thomas; J Tomlinson; C Tongue; P Truscott; P Whitehead; T Wynn

from the following affiliated organisations: Iron and Steel Trades Confederation; Labour Students; The Christian Socialist Movement; Society of Labour Lawyers

from the following Constituency Labour Parties: Ashford; Ayr; Basingstoke; Bolton South East; Bolton West; Bournemouth East; Bradford South; Brecon & Radnor; Burton; Caithness & Sutherland; Cardiff South & Penarth; Cardiff West; Carlisle; Chelmsford; Chorley; Copeland; Coventry North East; Davyhulme; Eddisbury; Falkirk West; Glasgow Pollok; Glasgow Rutherglen; Greenock & Port Glasgow; Hamilton; Harborough; Hartlepool; Henley; Hyndburn; Islwyn; Kilmarnock & Loudoun; Knowsley South; Leicester East; Leigh; Lewisham West; Liverpool West Derby; Montgomery; Morley & Leeds South; Motherwell South; Neath; Newcastle East; Normanton; North Hertfordshire; North Warwickshire; Oldham Central & Royton; Pontefract & Castleford; Pontypridd; Rhondda; Ribble South [sic]; Romsey [sic]; Sedgefield; South Shields; Stafford; Stoke-on-Trent South; Twickenham; Vauxhall; West Bromwich East; Western Isles; Worcester

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| PICTURE |
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| OF MR. |
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| PRESCOTT|
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John Prescott
Candidate for Leader and Deputy Leader

I am standing for both leader and deputy leader to give you a real choice in this election. The principles at the heart of my campaign are those that John Smith had already set in train: full employment and social justice. It is easy to say we believe in these goals. It is not so easy to achieve them. But I am prepared to put my ideas to the test, and campaign for them with passion and conviction.

We cannot take the millions off the dole overnight, but we can make a start right away with an emergency jobs recovery programme in housing, manufacturing, transport, schools and hospitals. Then we can build sustainable employment through investment, through training and through partnership between public and private, employee and employer.

Britain needs full employment to go hand in hand with a welfare state that provides security and dignity for all our people. And we need social justice to bind us together in a contented community and a safe environment, free from misery, pollution and crime.

We must create quality jobs, with effective employment protection, real job security and lifetime training opportunities. These must be underpinned by rights to union recognition and a statutory minimum wage. Women and men should be treated equally, and paid equally for jobs of equal worth. Discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, age or disability is unacceptable.

Nothing is more important than winning the next General Election. If we fail again, we cannot create jobs for the jobless, homes for the homeless or provide care for the sick and the elderly.

But to win power, Labour must give Britain a real choice, combining straight-talking with practical policies that will work. That is why I ask for your support in this election.

/s/ John Prescott

Supporting nominations for the post of Leader

from the following Commons Members of the Parliamentary Labour Party: I Adams; A Bennett; R Berry; R Caborn; R Campbell; M Clapham; E Clarke; F Cook; T Dalyell; I Davidson; R Davies; D Dixon; B Donohoe; K Eastham; W Etherington; J Evans; G Galloway; N Godman; T Graham; M Hall; D Hinchliffe; J Hood; D Hoyle; Robert Hughes; E Illsley; M Jones; J Lestor; B Litherland; A Lloyd; D Marshall; J McAllion; I McCartney; W McKelvey; G McMaster; M Meacher; A Meale; R Parry; T Patchett; R Powell; J Prescott; L Smith; P Snape; J Walley; R Wareing; M Watson; J Wray

from the following Members of the European Parliamentary Labour Party: R Barton; K Coates; P Crampton; T Megahy; E Newman; B Simpson; K Stewart; G Titley; N West

from the following affiliated organisations: Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers & Firemen; Graphical, Paper & Media Union; National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies & Shotfirers; National Union of Mineworkers; National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers

from the following Constituency Labour Parties: Argyll & Bute; Batley & Spen; Beverley; Billericay; Blaenau Gwent; Bootle; Broxbourne; Caerphilly; Chesterfield; Denton & Reddish; Doncaster North; Don Valley; Dundee East; Dundee West; Glasgow Central; Glasgow Shettleston; Hayes & Harlington; Hazel Grove; Hornchurch; Hull East; Loughborough; Manchester Central; Mansfield; Nottingham East; Ogmore; Oxford West & Abingdon; Paisley North; Pendle; Perth & Kinross; Salford East; Sheffield Attercliffe; Sheffield Brightside; Stoke-on-Trent Central; Stretford; Swansea West; Thurrock; Wakefield; Wansbeck; Warrington North

Supporting nominations for the post of Deputy Leader

from the following Commons Members of the Parliamentary Labour Party: I Adams; N Ainger; R Ainsworth; T Banks; A Bennett; K Bradley; R Burden; R Caborn; J Callaghan; J Cann; E Clarke; A Clwyd; A Coffey; M Connarty; F Cook; R Cook; J Cummings; Jim Cunningham; T Dalyell; I Davidson; R Davies; D Dixon; J Dunnachie; K Eastham; D Enright; J Evans; A Faulds; F Field; M Fisher; G Galloway; J Gilbert; N Godman; R Godsiff; J Gunnell; P Hain; M Hall; D Hanson; D Hinchliffe; J Hood; D Hoyle; K Hughes; Robert Hughes; Roy Hughes; H Jackson; M Jones; J Kennedy; P Kilfoyle; J Lestor; B Litherland; G Lofthouse; E Loyden; A Lloyd; C Macdonald; A Mackinley [sic]; D Macshane; E Martlew; M Martin; J McAllion; T McAvoy; I McCartney; J McFall; W McKelvey; G McMaster; M Meacher; A Meale; A Miller; R Morgan; E Morley; E Morris; J Morris; M Mowlam; G Mudie; P Murphy; W O’Brien; E O’Hara; W Olner; S Orme; R Parry; T Patchett; T Pendry; C Pickthall; G Pope; R Powell; B Prentice; J Prescott; M Redmond; JDH Robertson; T Rooney; B Sedgemore; P Snape; C Soley; G Steinberg; R Stott; J Thompson; H Walker; J Walley; G Wardell; R Wareing; M Watson; B Wilson; J Wray

from the following Members of the European Parliamentary Labour Party: G Adam; K Coates; K Collins; P Crampton; T Megahy; E Morgan; E Newman; C Oddy; B Simpson; K Stewart; G Titley

from the following affiliated organisations: Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers & Firemen; Graphical, Paper & Media Union; Iron and Steel Trades Confederation; National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies & Shotfirers; National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers

from the following Constituency Labour Parties: Argyll & Bute; Ayr; Batley & Spen; Birmingham Ladywood; Blaenau Gwent; Bootle; Bournemouth East; Bradford South; Brecon & Radnor; Burton; Caerphilly; Cardiff South & Penarth; Chelmsford; Davyhulme; Doncaster North; Don Valley; Falkirk East; Falkirk West; Glasgow Garscadden; Glasgow Pollok; Glasgow Rutherglen; Glasgow Shettleston; Greenock and Port Glasgow; Hamilton; Henley; Hornchurch; Hull East; Hyndburn; Kettering; Kilmarnock & Loudoun; Knowsley South; Leigh; Liverpool West Derby; Mid Staffordshire; Montgomery; Morley & Leeds South; Motherwell South; Neath; Newcastle East; Normanton; Ogmore; Oldham Central & Royton; Paisley North; Ribble South [sic]; Rochford; Salford East; Sheffield Attercliffe; South Shields; Stockport; Wakefield; Wansbeck; Warrington North; West Bromwich East; Western Isles

You and the Labour Party
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All Labour Party members can take great pride in this election for our new leader.

Labour has shown in the clearest possible way the difference between us and other parties. While others talk about the importance of democracy, we have shown the strength of democratic principles which underpin Labour’s philosophy.

For Labour our membership is our strength. Every member is important, and every member has a say in the election of a new leader. In fact, this election is an excellent time to recruit new members to Labour – so please pass on the membership forms you receive with this or other packs to friends or colleagues who may be interested in joining the Labour Party.

The most important thing to do is send off your vote for the new leader as quickly as possible. Your vote must reach us by noon on Monday 18th July.

At the same time, there is one simple thing that you can do to strengthen your own links with Labour. That is to spread your next membership renewal payment over an entire year with monthly payments of as little as #2 a month.

Your standing order will not only pay for your membership, but the surplus will make a valuable contribution to our campaign funds.

This gives Labour a reliable source of income we can use to plan campaigns more effectively in the run up to the next election. It also reduces our administration costs, freeing up even more money for the battle against the Tories.

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| To help Labour in this way, simply complete the |
| standing order form overleaf. Return it with your |
| ballot paper in the envelope supplied, and the |
| form will be forwarded on to Labour. |
| Thank you. |
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