Labour Party

From SourceWatch
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom. It was in power for 13 years until losing power in May 2010 to the centre-right Conservative Party.[1] Socialist in origin, it was successfully reinvented (temporarily) as a centre-right party by Tony Blair as "New Labour" during 1994 and 1995.

See: British American Project, Institute for Public Policy Research, Progress, Labour Party conference

Potential Leaders (2015)

One of the favourites to succeed Miliband is the shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna. Other potential leaders include Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham, Tristram Hunt, Liz Kendall and Dan Jarvis.

Advertising agency

The UK advertising agency TBWA/GGT was given the Labour Party account in April 2000 [1]. In September 2004, The Times reported that TBWA had been chosen to handle the advertising for Labour's campaign for the British General Election 2005 [2]. The party will be campaigning under the slogan "Britain is working. Don't let the Tories wreck it again", and the reelection effort will be led by Blairite protege Alan Milburn [3].


Shadow Cabinet

Accessed December 2010, includes:[4]

  • Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party
  • Harriet Harman, Deputy Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
  • Alan Johnson, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Yvette Cooper, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Minister for Women and Equalities
  • Ed Balls, Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department

National Executive Council

Govt reps


Young Labour






General Secretary

Affiliated organisations

Related Organisations


Contact details

Eldon House
Regent Centre
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Phone: 08705 900 200

Resources and articles

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. United Kingdom country profile, BBC, accessed December 2010.
  2. Tony Blair 1997-2007 Labour,, accessed December 2010.
  3. David Stringer and Raphael G. Satter, "Miliband vs. Miliband: Labour Leader After Gordon Brown Could Be A Family Feud", The Huffington Post, May 13, 2010.
  4. Shadow Cabinet, Labour Party, accessed December 2010.

External articles