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Tony Blair’s First Cabinet – 1997

The Blair Labour government was elected at UK General Election of May 1, 1997.

The Labour Party had a landslide victory, winning 418 seats to the Conservative Party’s 165, with the Liberal Democrats on 46.

Blair served as prime minister for 10 years, winning two more elections in 2001 and 2005. [Read more…]


UK Labour Party Shadow Cabinet – 1994

This is the UK Labour Party’s shadow cabinet, as appointed in October 1994.

  1. Tony Blair
    Leader

  2. John Prescott
    Deputy Leader

  3. Robin Cook
    Foreign Affairs

  4. Margaret Beckett
    Health

  5. Gordon Brown
    Treasury and Economic Affairs

  6. Donald Dewar
    Social Security

  7. Harriet Harman
    Employment

  8. Andrew Smith
    Chief Secretary to Treasury

  9. Frank Dobson
    Environment and London

  10. George Robertson
    Scotland

  11. Mo Mowlam
    Northern Ireland

  12. Chris Smith
    National Heritage

  13. Jack Cunningham
    Trade and Industry

  14. Michael Meacher
    Transport

  15. Ron Davies
    Wales

  16. David Clark
    Defence

  17. Jack Straw
    Home Affairs

  18. David Blunkett
    Education

  19. Joan Lestor
    Overseas Development

  20. Gavin Strang
    Agriculture

  21. Ann Taylor
    Shadow Commons Leader, Citizens Charter


Tony Blair’s New Labour Vision – 1994

This is the text of Opposition Leader Tony Blair’s speech on New Labour, given to the Labour Party conference in Blackpool.

This was Blair’s first party conference since assuming the leadership in July 1994, and his first major speech articulating his vision of New Labour.

Speech by Tony Blair to the Labour Party Conference 1994.

SPEECH TO CONFERENCE BY RT HON TONY BLAIR MP, LEADER OF THE LABOUR PARTY.

Today I set out my vision for our party and our country: what we are; where we stand; how we will govern. [Read more…]


Labour Party Political Broadcast – 1994

This is the script of a Labour Party political broadcast in 1994, a few months after Tony Blair was elected leader of the party.

Script of Labour Party political broadcast.

LABOUR PARTY POLITICAL BROADCAST, 21st SEPTEMBER 1994

[Opening shot: Time-lapse photography of the sun rising over the Palace of Westminster] [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.

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. [Read more…]