A Short History of the Labour Party

  • Henry Pelling
  • Alastair J. Reid

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Henry Pelling, Alastair J. Reid
    Pages 1-15
  3. Henry Pelling, Alastair J. Reid
    Pages 16-31
  4. Henry Pelling, Alastair J. Reid
    Pages 32-46
  5. Henry Pelling, Alastair J. Reid
    Pages 47-64
  6. Henry Pelling, Alastair J. Reid
    Pages 65-79
  7. Henry Pelling, Alastair J. Reid
    Pages 80-96
  8. Henry Pelling, Alastair J. Reid
    Pages 97-114
  9. Henry Pelling, Alastair J. Reid
    Pages 115-126
  10. Henry Pelling, Alastair J. Reid
    Pages 127-139
  11. Henry Pelling, Alastair J. Reid
    Pages 140-160
  12. Henry Pelling, Alastair J. Reid
    Pages 161-174
  13. Henry Pelling, Alastair J. Reid
    Pages 175-192
  14. Henry Pelling, Alastair J. Reid
    Pages 193-196
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 197-211

About this book

Introduction

Now in its eleventh edition, this book provides a concise introductory account of the Labour Party from its foundation up to Tony Blair's leadership, and the subsequent redrafting of the party's statement of aims in its constitution. It describes the main groups involved in the foundation of the party and the main influences on its changes of policy. It also describes the role of the trade unions within the party and their relations with the parliamentary leadership and the rank-and-file members. It concludes by discussing the problems Labour has faced in gaining an effective parliamentary majority, and the solutions which have been devised by successive generations of the party's leadership. This book thus provides the essential background for an understanding of current politics.

Keywords

constitution parliament Policy politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Henry Pelling
    • 1
  • Alastair J. Reid
    • 2
  1. 1.St John’s CollegeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Girton CollegeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230376106
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-64449-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37610-6
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