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Labour Party leaders and officials since 1975

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020

This note lists Labour Party leaders and officials since 1975.

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Further Reading

Labour Party website

Labour Party structure and organisation

Labour Party Rule Book 2013 [pdf]: includes leadership election rules and procedures for selecting candidates.

David Kogan, Protest and Power: The Battle for the Labour Party, Bloomsbury Reader, 2019

Richard Seymour, Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics, Verso, 2017

Martin Pugh, Speak for Britain! A New History of the Labour Party, Vintage, 2011

Leadership elections

Commons Library briefing SN03938 Leadership Elections: Labour Party, 6 Oct 2010. This note outlines the rules under which leadership elections are conducted by the Labour Party and gives details of previous leadership contests.

Current state of the parties

The current composition of the House of Commons and links to the websites of all the parties represented in the Commons can be found on the Parliament website: current state of the parties.

Parliament: facts and figures

This series of publications contains data on various subjects relating to Parliament and Government. Topics include legislation, MPs, select committees, debates, divisions and Parliamentary procedure.


Any comments or corrections to the lists would be gratefully received and should be sent to the Parliament & Constitution Centre. Suggestions for new lists welcomed.

Commons Briefing papers SN07157

Author: Sarah Priddy

Topic: Political parties

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