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New Labour at the CentreConstructing Political Space$
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Andrew Hindmoor

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199273140

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199273146.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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New Labour at the Centre
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Andrew Hindmoor

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199273146.003.0001

This introductory chapter explores the conception of the political centre. New Labour secured election victories in 1997 and 2001 by presenting itself as the party at the centre. It is argued that the party did not move to the centre but rather, constructed it. It identifies four specific but differences that follow from seeing the political centre as constructed.

Keywords:   Labour, political centre, UK, political parties

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