Labour Party

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The Labour Party is a British political party. It was founded in 1900, and replaced the Liberal Party as the official opposition in 1922.

There have been Labour governments as follows:

  • 1924 (Ramsay MacDonald)
  • 1929–31 (Ramsay MacDonald)
  • 1945–51 (Clement Attlee)
  • 1964–70 (Harold Wilson)
  • 1974–79 (Harold Wilson; James Callaghan)
  • 1997–2010 (Tony Blair; Gordon Brown)
  • 2024- (Keir Starmer)

Additionally Labour MPs participated to varying extents in "National" or coalition governments between 1931 and 1945.

LGBT History

Labour governments have been responsible for a number of Acts of Parliament affecting LGBT people, notably:

LGBT Labour is a society affiliated to the Labour Party. Lesbian Labour works for same sex attracted women in the Labour movement.

George Brinham was Chairman of the Labour Party from 1960 to 1961, and Ray Collins was General Secretary from 2008 to 2011.

For individual Labour politicians see Category:Labour politicians