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Imperial Economic Relations, 1922–29

  • Partha Sarathi Gupta
Part of the Cambridge Commonwealth Series book series

Abstract

In the election of 1922 an increased number of victories enabled the Labour Party to become Her Majesty’s Opposition. Within just over a year, after another general election, the newly elected leader, J. Ramsay MacDonald, formed the first Labour Government. After nine months’ experience of office, electoral disaster in November 1924 brought the Conservatives back to power for another five years.

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Free Trade Trade Union International Dept Labour Party General Council 
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Notes

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© Partha Sarathi Gupta 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Partha Sarathi Gupta
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  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of DelhiIndia

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