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UK Labour Election Report Released

This is the text of the report into the UK Labour Party’s 2015 election defeat.

The report, titled Learning the Lessons From Defeat, was compiled by Margaret Beckett, a former minister in the Blair and Brown governments.

Beckett held the post of Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs between 2006 and 2007. She was a member of the House of Commons from 1974 until 1979, and has been the Labour member for Derby South since 1983.

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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…]


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…]


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…]