List of UK Labour Party general election manifestos

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A list of UK Labour Party general election manifestos since the nascent party first put forward candidates at the 1900 general election. From its foundation, general election manifestos were issued for the Labour Party as a whole, whereas the manifestos of the Conservative and Liberal Parties generally took the form of a form of a short personal address by the leader of the party until the 1950s.

Election Labour leader Election winner Manifesto title Link to text
2010 Gordon Brown Hung Conservative-Liberal Coalition A future fair for all [1]
2005 Tony Blair Labour Britain Forward, Not Back [2]
2001 Tony Blair Labour Ambitions for Britain [3], [4]
1997 Tony Blair Labour new Labour because Britain deserves better [5], [6]
1992 Neil Kinnock Conservative It's time to get Britain working again [7], [8]
1987 Neil Kinnock Conservative Britain will win with Labour [9], [10]
1983 Michael Foot Conservative The New Hope for Britain [11], [12]
1979 James Callaghan Conservative The Labour Way is the Better Way [13], [14]
October 1974 Harold Wilson Labour Britain Will Win With Labour [15], [16]
February 1974 Harold Wilson Hung (Labour) Let us work together - Labour's way out of the crisis [17], [18]
1970 Harold Wilson Conservative Now Britain's Strong - Let's Make it Great to Live In [19], [20]
1966 Harold Wilson Labour Time for Decision [21], [22]
1964 Harold Wilson Labour The New Britain [23], [24]
1959 Hugh Gaitskell Conservative Britain Belongs to You [25], [26]
1955 Clement Attlee Conservative Forward With Labour [27], [28]
1951 Clement Attlee Conservative Labour Party Election Manifesto [29], [30]
1950 Clement Attlee Labour Let Us Win Through Together [31], [32]
1945 Clement Attlee Labour Let Us Face the Future [33], [34]
1935 Clement Attlee National Government The Labour Party's call to power [35]
1931 Arthur Henderson National Government Labour's call to action [36]
1929 Ramsay Macdonald Hung (Labour) Labour's appeal to the nation [37]
1924 Ramsay Macdonald Conservative Labour's appeal to the people [38]
1923 Ramsay Macdonald Hung (Labour) Labour's appeal to the nation [39]
1922 John Clynes Conservative Labour's call to the people [40] [dead] [41]
1918 William Adamson Conservative-Liberal Coalition Labour's call to the people [42]
December 1910 George Nicoll Barnes Hung (Liberal, with Irish Nationalist support) December 1910 Labour Party General Election Manifesto [43]
January 1910 Arthur Henderson Hung (Liberal, with Irish Nationalist support) January 1910 Labour Party General Election Manifesto [44]
1906 Keir Hardie Liberal 1906 Labour Party General Election Manifesto [45]
1900 None Conservative 1900 Labour Party General Election Manifesto [46]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Iain Dale, Labour Party general election manifestos, 1900-1997, Routledge, 2000, ISBN 0-415-20590-5

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