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A Short History of the Labour Party
     

A Short History of the Labour Party

by H. Pelling
 

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This text provides an introductory account of the Labour Party from its foundation. It not only covers the period up to and including the election of Neil Kinnock as the leader of the Labour Party but also concentrates on the problems of the parliamentary leadership.

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This text provides an introductory account of the Labour Party from its foundation. It not only covers the period up to and including the election of Neil Kinnock as the leader of the Labour Party but also concentrates on the problems of the parliamentary leadership.

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New edition of a compact introductory account first published in 1961. Describes the history of the British Labour Party from its foundation up to the choice of Tony Blair to succeed John Smith as its leader, and the subsequent redrafting of the Party's statement of aims in its constitution. Discussion encompasses the groups involved in the foundation of the party and the influences on its change of policy; the role of trade unions; relations with the parliamentary leadership and with the rank and file members; and problems in gaining a parliamentary majority, and the solutions devised by successive generations of leadership. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781403993120
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Edition description:
12th ed. 2005
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.01(d)

Meet the Author

ALASTAIR J. REID is a Lecturer in History and Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge. He is the author of Social Classes and Social Relations in Britain 1850-1914 and Currents of Radicalism: Popular Radicalism, Organised Labour and Party Politics 1850-1914 (co-edited with Eugenio F. Biagini).

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