January 12, 2021

The Modernisation of the Labour Party 1979 - 97 w/ Christopher Massey

In this episode of the podcast Will is joined by Christopher Massey, Senior Lecturer in History & Politics at Teeside University and Labour Party Councillor to discuss his new book "The Modernisation of the Labour Party 1979 - 97", an examination of the efforts made to modernise the Labour Party's organisational structures through four major changes -  the Policy Review (1987–92), One Member, One Vote (1992–94), Clause IV (1995–96), and Partnership in Power (1996–97). They also discuss the 1987 UK General Election, Neil Kinnock's leadership and the link between the leadership of the Labour Party and its organisational structures. 


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