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Archives for July 1994

John Major’s Cabinet – July 1994

This is a full list of members of Prime Minister John Major’s Conservative Party government, as of July 1994.


(Formed by the Rt. Hon. John Major, MP, July 1994) [Read more…]

Tony Blair’s Leadership Acceptance Speech

Tony Blair was elected leader of the UK Labour Party following the death of John Smith.


Blair went on to win the 1997 election. He was re-elected in 2001 and 2005. He relinquished the leadership to Gordon Brown in 2007.

  • Listen to Blair’s leadership acceptance speech (27m)

Text of Tony Blair’s leadership acceptance speech, July 21, 1994.


It is an honour to lead this Party. I accept it with humility, with excitement and with a profound sense of the responsibility upon me. I joined this Party through conviction, because of what I believed it would do for our country. I have not wavered in that conviction.

You have put your trust in me and I vow to you I shall repay that trust with unstinting service and dedication to our Party and our country. And I shall not rest until, once again, the destinies of our people and our Party are joined together again, in victory at the next General Election. Labour in its rightful place – in government again. [Read more…]

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.


Dear Member,

I would like to invite you to cast your vote in the election for the new Labour leader and deputy leader. [Read more…]