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Clear factions have emerged in the Parliamentary Labour Party

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Original languageEnglish
Publisher or commissioning bodyLSE
EditionBritish Politics and Policy Blog
Media of outputBlog
StatePublished - Aug 2015

Abstract

The pattern of nominations by Labour MPs for the leadership and deputy leadership contests indicates that a number of distinct factions are emerging within the Parliamentary Labour Party. Such groupings are likely to be indicative of distinctive political and ideological positions. A split that opened after the 2010 Labour leadership contest around David Miliband and his brother Ed appears to be hardening into cohesive but dissimilar clusters, argue Hugh Pemberton and Mark Wickham-Jones in this article.

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  • Labour Party

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