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Sidney Webb (1918) on his view of what the Labour Party should be

In Uncategorized on July 10, 2016 by kmflett

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In 1918 Sidney Webb was one of the main architects of a new Labour Party Constitution. It has been changed in more recent times but still a century on provides a useful framework for understanding what the Party is.

In a Labour Party leaflet Webb wrote about the Constitution, he concluded:

‘it is, for the Labour Party not a matter of winning the next or any particular election. The Labour Party is today, without doubt, the party of inspiration and promise’

The full text is at this link:

http://webbs.library.lse.ac.uk/124/1/NewConstitutionOfTheLabourParty1918.pdf

 

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