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Right-wing factionalism in the British Labour Party 1977-1987.

Vincent McKee

Right-wing factionalism in the British Labour Party 1977-1987.

by Vincent McKee

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Published by Birmingham Polytechnic in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Thesis (M.Phil) - Birmingham Polytechnic, 1987.

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Among other revelations, the dossier illustrates how a small group of staff affiliated with the moderate and right wing of the Labour Party actively sought to undermine Corbyn’s leadership. This included tampering with Labour’s General Election strategy in and potentially aiding its loss in , and hiring less-qualified candidates. The Parliamentary Labour Party is the organisation of Labour members of Parliament (MPs) founded in These papers cover that foundation; then follow the Party through Ramsay MacDonald's Governments, two world wars, the first Harold Wilson Government and the early part of his second Government. The events in these records.

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His unexpected rise to the top triggered a backlash from unelected party officials and right-wing Labour MPs who remained loyal to Blair’s pro-war policies, passing a.

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