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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…]


Tony Blair’s Leadership Acceptance Speech

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

Blair

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.

Introduction

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.

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…]


Labour Party Elections 1994 – Policy Statements

This is the text of a Labour Party letter to members regarding the party’s internal elections in 1994.

The documents contains policy statements from candidates for a range of positions.

Many names that became familiar in later years can be found here. [Read more…]