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UK Elections 2015

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Leader: Ed Miliband

The center-left party, with strong socialist and social democratic ideologies, was founded in the late 19th century. The Labour formed minority governments in 1924 and for two years in 1929 after outshining Liberal Party. During 1940-45, it was in a wartime coalition but soon afterward, the party formed a majority government proving it to be one of two major parties in the UK. After consecutive four losses between 1979 and 1992, the Labour Party won and formed national governments in 1997 and 2005 under the leadership of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, respectively. The party lacked majority of seats in the last election and chose to sit in the opposition.


Election promises:

• Cut the deficit every year, no extra borrowing for manifesto commitments

• Make it illegal for employers to undercut British workers by exploiting migrants

• Extra £2.5bn funding for the NHS, to pay for 20,000 more nurses and 8,000 GPs

• Cut university tuition fees by £3,000

• Freeze energy bills until 2017 and give energy regulator new powers to cut bills this winter


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