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The '''Labour Party''' is a British [[socialist]] democratic political party. It was founded in 1900, and is currently the party of government in the [[The United Kingdom|United Kingdom]].
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The Labour Party originated from the [[trade union]] and socialist movements of the turn of the century, and throughout its history has been a left-wing party. However, from the altering of Clause IV in the party constitution in 1996 it is based more on the European Social-Democrat model (Clause IV dealt with the purpose of the Party and referred direct to its erstwhile desire for public ownership of the means of production; the current version instead calls for 'a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few'.)
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Labour Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom:
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* [[Ramsay MacDonald]] (1924 and 1929-1935) [http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page136.asp]
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* [[Clement Attlee]] (1945-1951) [http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page133.asp]
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* [[Harold Wilson]] (1964-1970 and 1974-1976) [http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page129.asp]
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* [[James Callaghan]] (1976-1979) [http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page127.asp]
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* [[Tony Blair]] (1997-2007) [http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page4.asp]
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On 27 June 2007, [[Gordon Brown]] will become the sixth Labour Prime Minister
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==External links==
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* [http://www.labour.org.uk/home Official site]
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[[category:political Parties]]
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[[Category:British politics]]
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