Labour in opposition, 1951-1964

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Labour in opposition, 1951-1964

·         A number of factors led to Labour’s 1959 election defeat

·         Internal disputes – these were raging despite having the extremely skilled Gaitskell as party leader – Bevanites felt the party needed to go further towards a truly socialist Britain – unilateralists and the CND opposed the nuclear deterrent either as a waste of


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