Sites, official and unofficial, relevant to the Labour Party and related national organisations. Labour Party: The party was formally established in 1906, with Keir Hardie as its parliamentary chairman, just after the general election, emerging out of the Labour Representative Committee formed in 1900. It replaced the Liberals as the progressive party of British politics and formed governments in 1924, 1929-31, 1945-1951, 1964-70, 1974-79, and from 1997. Clause 4: Crucial to the identity of the party was the commitment to socialism, or the socialization of the industry, entailed in Clause 4 of the party's new constitution, adopted in 1918. Hugh Gaitskell attempted to remove Clause 4 at the 1959 conference, but he was unsuccessful. In 1994 Tony Blair forced the party to drop Clause 4. In 1981 four disillusioned Labour politicians, Shirley Williams, David Owen, William Rodgers, and Roy Jenkins (often referred to as the ‘gang of four’) left the party and soon formed the Social Democratic Party.

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Labour Party
Britain's democratic socialist party. Includes policies, announcements and membership information.
The Co-operative Party
The political arm of the British Co-operative Movement, affiliated with and runs candidates jointly with Labour. Policies, publications and details of its role in the Commons and Lords.
European Parliamentary Labour Party
The British Labour Party's Voice in the European Parliament.
labour-party.org.uk
Unofficial site with text of Labour manifestoes from 1945 onwards and a directory of Labour Party links.
Wikipedia - Labour Party (UK)
Hyperlinked encyclopaedia entry offers the history, leaders and structure of the party. Includes lists of organisations and members.
YouTube - theuklabourparty's Channel
Collection of videos from the UK Labour Party.
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