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  Not updated: British Labour Party election manifesto, 1945
The Labour Party's programme is a practical expression of that spirit applied to the tasks of peace.
The Labour Party intends to keep going as much of the work of the Ministry of Food as will be useful in peace conditions, including the bulk purchase of food from abroad and a well organised system of distribution at home, with no vested interests imposing unnecessary costs.
Labour will put that Act not merely into legal force but into practical effect, including the raising of the school leaving age to 16 at the earliest possible moment, "further" or adult education, and free secondary education for all.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/man/lab45.htm   (4613 words)

  
  Labour Party
In 1872 Henry Buckingham Witton, a Hamilton carriage-maker, was elected to the House of Commons as a Conservative candidate, as was Alphonse-Télesphore Lépine, a Montréal leader of the KNIGHTS OF LABOR, in 1888.
Puttee is considered the first labour MP because he was elected both in a January by-election as well as the November general election.
Labour candidates had greater success at the provincial level, winning seats in Ontario, BC and Alberta before WWI, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and BC in 1920.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0004429   (458 words)

  
  Labour Party - Politics.ie Wiki
The Labour Party was founded in 1912 in Clonmel by James Connolly, James Larkin and William O'Brien as the political wing of the Irish Trade Union Congress.
The merged party's performance in the 1999 Local Election and 1999 European Election was mixed, with very positive results in the capital where it emerged as the second-largest grouping in Dublin, and Party President Proinsias De Rossa was elected to the European Parliament.
Labour is a member party of the Party of European Socialists, with Ruairi Quinn as its Vice President and Treasurer.
www.politics.ie /wiki/index.php?title=Labour_Party   (1385 words)

  
  Labour Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Labour Party's origins lie in the late 19th century, when it became apparent that there was an increasing need for a third party in Britain to represent the interests and needs of the large working-class population (for instance, the 1899 Lyons vs. Wilkins judgement that limited certain types of picketing).
The ILP under James Maxton disaffiliated from the Labour Party in 1932, removing a substantial proportion of the left of the party from membership.
Labour's chances of electoral success were further damaged by the fact that the Thatcher government's popularity was on the rise after successfully guiding the country to victory in the Falklands War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Labour_Party_(UK)   (6139 words)

  
 Labour Party (United Kingdom) - MSN Encarta
Labour Party (United Kingdom), political party in the United Kingdom, organized in its present form in 1906.
The Labour Party has been the major party on the left wing of British politics since the crumbling of the Liberal Party between 1918 and 1924.
The Labour Party, headed by Harold Wilson, regained control of the government by a margin of four seats in the elections of October 1964, and expanded its majority to 97 seats in the elections of 1966.
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 History of the Labour Party
The number of constituency parties affiliated rose from 73 in 1906 to 179 by 1914 and before the outbreak of war prevented the expected election, Labour was prepared to field a record number of candidates.
With Labour heavily defeated in the 1979 election, the party began a new period of soul-searching.
Labour's agenda was fully costed, to avoid the arguments over tax that had dogged them in 1992, and centred on five pledges: education; crime; health; jobs and economic stability.
www.telfordlabourparty.org.uk /site/history.htm   (2825 words)

  
 Israeli Labour Party
According to the political platform, the Labour Party indirectly supports the establishment of a Palestinian state, excluding the areas of the Jewish settlements on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and occupied East Jerusalem, and only with limited sovereignty.
Mapai, and later the Labour Party, was the organization of some of the most central characters in Israeli politics: David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol, Abba Eban, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres.
The leader of the Labour Party is since November 2005 Amir Peretz, former leader of the party One Nation.
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 Labour Party - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Labour Party   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Born in 1911 and educated at Oxford University, Castle became a Labour Party MP in 1945 and was a government minister by 1964.
The party leader (Tony Blair from 1994) is elected by an electoral college, with a weighted representation of the Parliamentary Labour Party (30%), constituency parties (30%), and trade unions (40%).
The Labour Party, the Trades Union Congress, and the cooperative movement together form the National Council of Labour, whose aims are to coordinate political activities and take joint action on specific issues.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Labour+Party   (1122 words)

  
 Israeli Labour Party
According to the political platform, the Labour Party indirectly supports the establishment of a Palestinian state, excluding the areas of the Jewish settlements on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and occupied East Jerusalem, and only with limited sovereignty.
Mapai, and later the Labour Party, was the organization of some of the most central characters in Israeli politics: David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol, Abba Eban, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres.
The leader of the Labour Party is since November 2005 Amir Peretz, former leader of the party One Nation.
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 Arbeiderpartiet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Norwegian Labour Party has a vision of a just world without poverty, in peace and ecological balance, where people are free and equal and have influence on the conditions affecting their lives.
The Norwegian Labour Party is a social democratic party committed to liberty, democracy and social justice.
Although recognising that there is still a lot to be done, the party is proud to be associated with the achievements being made by Labour governments during several decades: A society with a relatively small gap between rich and poor, a comprehensive welfare system and low unemployment compared to most other countries.
www.dna.no /index.gan?id=13570   (606 words)

  
 Labour party. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Labour party was founded in 1900 after several generations of preparatory trade union politics made possible by the Reform Bills of 1867 and 1884, which enfranchised urban workers.
In 1918, Labour withdrew completely from the coalition, and in 1922 it became the second largest party in the House of Commons and thus the official opposition.
The reversal of the party’s position on Britain’s entry into the European Community (now the European Union), after having earlier supported it, and a renewed call for further nationalization of industry were indications of a greater left-wing militancy within the party.
www.bartleby.com /65/la/Labourpa.html   (1220 words)

  
 Independent Labour Party
Under the leadership of Keir Hardie, the Independent Labour Party was formed in 1893.
On January 13th, 1893, the Independent Labour Party sprang into being, and, as a child of the spirit of Liberty, claims every song that she has sung - in whatever land - as a glorious heritage.
The Labour Party is in league with life, and works for liberty that man may live.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Pilp.htm   (1308 words)

  
 1931 Labour Party Manifesto -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Labour Party emphasises its insistence that the condition of the farm-worker must be improved, especially by provision for Unemployment Insurance, a National Wages Board to control county wage machinery, and the abolition of the tied cottage.
The Labour Party offers to the people of this country planned reconstruction, national and international, instead of the chaos and anarchy which are the parents of disaster.
Given a majority, the Labour Party pledges itself to unsparing efforts to remove the spectres of want and insecurity from the homes of the people, that this and succeeding generations may be assured of a fuller and richer life.
www.labour-party.org.uk /manifestos/1931/1931-labour-manifesto.shtml   (2090 words)

  
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The Labour Party is the principal left wing political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics).
It is one of the United Kingdom's three main political parties and is currently the party of government in the United Kingdom.
Labour will open the road, to whoever is able to take it, from the Nursery School to the University.
www.lycos.com /info/labour-party-uk.html   (657 words)

  
 Labour party on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Labour party was founded in 1900 after several generations of preparatory trade union politics made possible by the Reform Bills of 1867 and 1884, which enfranchised urban workers.
In 1918, Labour withdrew completely from the coalition, and in 1922 it became the second largest party in the House of Commons and thus the official opposition.
The reversal of the party's position on Britain's entry into the European Community (now the European Union), after having earlier supported it, and a renewed call for further nationalization of industry were indications of a greater left-wing militancy within the party.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/L/Labourpa.asp   (1974 words)

  
 Socialism Today - How the Labour Party was formed
The Liberal Party, an alliance of industrial capitalists and the urban middle classes, claimed to represent the concerns of the better-off male workers newly enfranchised by the 1867 Reform Act.
The Labour Representation Committee, on the other hand, formed in 1900 before being renamed as the Labour Party in 1906, grew on the basis of a counter-offensive by the capitalist class.
The Labour Party was from its inception a bourgeois workers party.
www.socialismtoday.org /45/labour.html   (4457 words)

  
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In 1974 the Labour government had come to power promising "a massive and irreversible shift in the distribution of both wealth and power in favour of working people and their families ", Labour's 1973 programme.
The Labour party won a third term in government at the 2005 general election for the first time in its history, although its majority in the House of Commons was reduced to 66.
Not surprisingly, until the mid-1980s, the British Labour Party was vehemently opposed to the European Union.
www.lycos.com /info/british-labour-party.html   (612 words)

  
 The Labour Party - Welcome - Current Campaigns - Latest News - People Profiles
The motion is not the end of Labour insisting the Minister be held accountable for her department.
Serious delays to important Transport 21 infrastructure projects was the raised by the Labour Deputy Leader Joan Burton TD during Leaders' Questions this morning in the Dail.
The Labour Party's 62nd National Conference will be taking place this weekend from White's Hotel in Wexford.
www.labour.ie   (819 words)

  
 More about the Labour party | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Politics
May 9: Gordon Brown is due to inherit a Labour party which puts education and housing as its top priorities, and believes last week's local elections were bad for the party and not 'the respectable springboard for the general election' claimed by Tony Blair.
March 20, leader: The disjunction between Labour's self-image as the party for the modern world and its objective circumstances as a party heading towards defeat is spectacular.
May 4: Labour is today reeling from a heavy drubbing at the polls but the party looks set to be spared the catastrophic results that some had predicted.
politics.guardian.co.uk /labour/0,,442879,00.html   (2786 words)

  
 West Park Labour Party
Marie and West Park's Labour team delivered hundreds of letters alerting residents to the re-submission of plans to build 388 new houses in the Ravenhead area.
Labour Leader and West Park Councillor Marie Rimmer has slammed the Lib Dems and Tories after they jumped into bed together and formed a Tory/Lib Dem coalition to run St Helens Council.
Labour's Marie Rimmer was returned as Councillor for West Park ward with a thumping 457 vote majority and the highest Labour vote in the borough.
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 Scotsman.com News - Labour Party   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HAZEL Blears, the Labour Party chairwoman, suspended sales of merchandise from her website last night amid claims that T-shirts could be linked to a Bangladesh factory disaster.
MORE than half of British voters think Labour's time in power should be brought to an end at the...
LABOUR has been dealt another blow by a poll showing that support for the party across the UK has...
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 The Labor Party
The Labor Party (Mifleget ha-Avodah ha-Yisraelit/Maarach) was established in 1968 with the joining of Mapai, Ahdut Ha’avodah and Labor Rafi.
The Israel Labour Party will strive to create a new reality in which there will be no more terrorism and war, and in which tremendous financial resources will no longer be committed to the arms race.
Within the framework of either a comprehensive settlement or a partial agreement, the Israel Labour Party will strive to create conditions that will enable the IDF to withdraw from Lebanon in return for a guarantee of peace and well-being for the residents of northern Israel.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Politics/labor.html   (3035 words)

  
 Labour Party - SourceWatch
The Labour Party is the ruling political party in the UK.
Socialist in origin, it was successfully reinvented as a centre-right party by Tony Blair as "New Labour" during 1994 and 1995.
The UK advertising agency TBWA/GGT was given the Labour Party account in April 2000 [1].
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Labour_Party   (248 words)

  
 Rotherhithe and Surrey Docks Labour Party
The total votes for the Labour Party candidates in Rotherhithe ward rose by 38% compared with 2002 and in Surrey Docks by a stunning 75%.
The Labour Party gained three seats in Livesey and two seats in East Walworth after intensive campaigns in both wards.
Rotherhithe and Surrey Docks Labour Party meets ten times a year, usually on the second Thursday of every month (except August and December) at 8 pm at the Trinity Church Halls, Bryan Road SE16, near the southern junction of Rotherhithe Street and Salter Road.
www.btinternet.com /~se16/labour/index.htm   (307 words)

  
 Dundee Labour Party Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Labour government elected with the biggest-ever post-war majority has done more for the people of this country in its first year of office than the Tories did in 18 years.
It is the first Labour Party Conference to meet under a Labour Government in almost 20 years.
It is the first Labour Party Conference to meet and to await with certainty the setting up of a Scottish Parliament.
www.sol.co.uk /j/jmcallion/dlp.htm   (543 words)

  
 The Welsh Labour Party: Home
LABOUR Secretary of State for Wales Peter Hain today (Tuesday, 6 November) hailed the Queen’s Speech as “a coming of age for devolution in Wales”, with record powers set to be transferred from Westminster to the National Assembly for Wales through both the framework power and the Order in Council processes.
The contradictions of the Welsh Conservative’s policy on green issues are all too apparent says Welsh Labour as it...
Promoted by Chris Lennie, Acting General Secretary, the Labour Party on behalf of the Labour Party, both at 39 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0HA.
www.welshlabour.org.uk   (188 words)

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