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THE LABOUR PARTY

Labour 


Founded in 1900, the Labour Party was formed in the aim of better representing the working class in parliament and sits centre-left of the political spectrum, encompassing social democrats, democratic socialists, and trade unionists. Labour became the main opposition party to the Conservatives in the 20th century, and when in power focused on introducing social reform through measures such as the introduction of the NHS and the devolution of executive and legislative power to regions across the UK. The party historically advocates for greater state involvement, and therefore Labour supports the redistribution of wealth through taxation, greater rights for workers, social justice measures, stricter environmental policy, and the protection of migrants’ rights. Some of the party’s current policies include:

  • Greater taxation on the top 5% earners (those earning over £80,000 per annum)

  • Clean Air act

  • Voting rights for EU nationals

  • Free movement after Brexit

Party Stats

  • Current Leader: Sir Keir Starmer (pictured)

  • 32.2% of the vote share in 2019

  • 200 Members of Parliament

  • 178 Peers in the House of Lords

  • 23 Members of Scottish Parliament

  • 29 Members of Welsh Parliament