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Why did the labour party spend so long in opposition?

Labour minister Atlee was swept to power promptly after the Second World War. Labour
introduced a stronger welfare system with the flagship policy of the NHS at the helm of the new
mentality of improving life for the masses. Voters…

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Conservatives all the ammunition they needed for sowing rumours of Communist intentions of the
Party, a thought disgusting many in the period of the Cold War.

Further thought should be given to the weaknesses of the Labour Party as strong internal disputes
were highly responsible for Labour's period of absence…

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1959 election. The Conservatives in this period between 195163 saw wages rise by an average of
72% while prices rose a mere 45%. Consumer goods purchases rose and the average working
week dropped from 48 hours to 42 hours. All these economic factors were key in the reelection of


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