Britain Transformed, 1918-79


Changing party fortunes - 1918-19

Status of political parties in 1918:

  • Liberal - WW1 created split in party with most against increasing government control
  • Labour - close with unions and backed by working class
  • Conservative - represented middle class and working class who wanted to rise up the classes

How Labour Party developed:

  • after 1911 became easier fro working classes to get into politics after MP's started to get paid
  • evolved from Labour Representation Committee of trade union congress
  • 40 MPs in 1910 general election

Work of first Labour governement (1924):

  • was only a minority Government led by Ramsay…


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