13 Facts About Labour Party UK

1. Labour Party UK was a founding member of the Progressive Alliance international founded in co-operation with the Social Democratic Party of Germany and other social-democratic parties on 22 May 2013.

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2. Labour Party UK has long been identified with red, a political colour traditionally affiliated with socialism and the labour movement.

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3. Labour Party UK's was joined by rival challenger Owen Smith, prompting Eagle to withdraw in order to ensure there was only one challenger on the ballot.

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4. Labour Party UK edged out the Conservatives in the May 2014 European parliamentary elections winning 20 seats to the Conservatives' 19.

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5. In 2003 Labour Party UK introduced tax credits, government top-ups to the pay of low-wage workers.

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6. Labour Party UK improved its performance in 1987, gaining 20 seats and so reducing the Conservative majority from 143 to 102.

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7. Labour Party UK went on to lose the 1970 general election to the Conservatives under Edward Heath.

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8. Labour Party UK went on to win the 1950 general election, but with a much reduced majority of five seats.

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9. Labour Party UK was promptly replaced as leader by his deputy, Clement Attlee, who would lead the party for two decades.

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10. Labour Party UK had a distinctive and suspicious foreign policy based on pacifism.

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11. Labour Party UK was accepted into Prime Minister Asquith's war cabinet, becoming the first Labour Party member to serve in government.

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12. Labour Party UK had the difficult task of keeping the various strands of opinions in the LRC united.

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13. Labour Party UK is currently the Official Opposition in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, having won the second-largest number of seats in the 2017 general election.

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