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The name Labour Party (or Labor), or similar, is used by several political parties around the world, particularly common in countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. They are most commonly, but not exclusively, social democrats or democratic socialists and have been traditionally allied to the Labour movement and trade unions. Many labour parties are members of the Socialist International.

Active Labour parties

Nation Party
 Angola Party of Labour
 Antigua and Barbuda Antigua Labour Party
National Labour Party
 Armenia All Armenian Labour Party
United Labour Party
 Australia Australian Labor Party
Democratic Labor Party
Progressive Labour Party
 Barbados Barbados Labour Party
Democratic Labour Party
 Belarus Belarusian Labour Party
 Bougainville Bougainville Labour Party
 Brazil Brazilian Labour Party
Brazilian Labour Renewal Party
Democratic Labour Party
National Labour Party
Social Labour Party
 Burundi Independent Labour Party
 Congo Congolese Party of Labour
 Dominica Dominica Labour Party
 Fiji Fiji Labour Party
 Georgia Georgian Labour Party
 Gibraltar Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party
 Grenada Grenada United Labor Party
 Indonesia Labor Party
 Kosovo Labour Party of Kosovo
 Ireland Labour Party
 Isle of Man Manx Labour Party
 Israel Israeli Labor Party
 Jamaica Jamaica Labour Party
 Liberia Labor Party of Liberia
 Lithuania Labour Party
 Malta Labour Party
 Mauritius Mauritian Labour Party
 Mexico Labor Party
 Morocco Labour Party
 Norway Norwegian Labour Party
 Netherlands Labour Party
 Netherlands Antilles Labour Party People's Crusade
 New Caledonia Labour Party
 New Zealand New Zealand Labour Party
 Nigeria Labour Party
 Norway Norwegian Labour Party
 Portugal Portuguese Labour Party
 Papua New Guinea Labour Party
People’s Labour Party
 Pakistan Labour Party Pakistan
 Poland Polish Labour Party
 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Labour Party
 South Africa New Labour Party
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party
 Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Labour Party
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Progressive Labor Party
Unity Labour Party
 Serbia Party of Labour
 South Africa New Labour Party (South Africa)
 South Korea Democratic Labor Party
 Suriname Surinamese Labour Party
 Sweden Swedish Social Democratic Labour Party
 Switzerland Swiss Labour Party
 Tanzania Tanzania Labour Party
 Taiwan Labour Party
 Turkey Labour Party
 Ukraine Labour Party of Ukraine
 United Kingdom Labour Party
Scottish Labour Party (Scottish branch of the Labour Party (UK))
Welsh Labour (Welsh branch of the Labour Party (UK))
Socialist Labour Party (UK)
Newtownabbey Labour Party (in Northern Ireland)
Social Democratic and Labour Party (in Northern Ireland)
 United States Labor Party
 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Labour Party

Historical Labour parties

Nation Party
 Australia Industrial Socialist Labor Party
 Belgium Belgian Labour Party
 Burkina Faso Party of Labour of Burkina
Voltaic Labour Party 1970
 Canada Canadian Labour Party 1917-1929
Labour Party of Canada 1870s-1960s
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation - (Farmer-Labour-Socialist) 1932-1961
Labour-Progressive Party
North American Labour Party
 Gibraltar Gibraltar Labour Party
 Guatemala Guatemalan Party of Labour – Alamos
 Indonesia Labour Party
Labour Party of Indonesia
 Italy Italian Labour Party
 Jamaica National Labour Party
 Lithuania Democratic Labour Party of Lithuania
 Malaysia Labour Party
 Namibia Labour Party
 Netherlands Central Democratic Labour Party
 New Zealand NewLabour Party
New Zealand Labour Party (original)
 Nova Scotia Cape Breton Labour Party 1970-1984
 Samoa Western Samoa Labour Party
 Scotland Communist Labour Party
Labour Party of Scotland (former name of Scottish branch of Labour Party (UK))
 Senegal Labour Party of Sine Saloum
 Singapore Labour Party
 Slovakia Labour Party
 South Africa Labour Party
Labour Party (Coloured)
 United Kingdom Independent Labour Party
National Labour
Belfast Labour Party
Labour Party of Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Labour Party
Republican Labour Party (In Northern Ireland)
 United States American Labor Party
Communist Labor Party of North America
Farmer-Labor Party
Labor Party (United States - 19th Century)
Revolutionary Socialist Labor Party
Socialist Labor Party of America
U.S. Labor Party
United States Socialist-Labor Party

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Labour Party may refer to:

Current Labour parties

Angola
  • MPLA or Party of Labour
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Australia
Barbados
Belarus
Bougainville
Brazil
Burundi
Republic of the Congo
Dominica
Fiji
Georgia
Gibraltar
Grenada
Indonesia
Ireland
Isle of Man
Israel
Jamaica
Liberia
Lithuania
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Morocco
Norway
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nigeria
Norway
Papua New Guinea
Pakistan
Poland
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
South Africa
South Korea
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Tanzania
Taiwan
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
USA
Zimbabwe

Historical Labour parties

Australia
Belgium
Burkina Faso
Canada
Gibraltar
Guatemala
  • Guatemalan Party of Labour – Alamos
Indonesia
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Lithuania
Malaysia
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nova Scotia
Panama
Puerto Rico
Samoa
Senegal
Singapore
Slovakia
South Africa
United Kingdom
United States

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

LABOUR PARTY, in Great Britain, the name given to the party in parliament composed of working-class representatives. As the result of the Reform Act of 1884, extending the franchise to a larger new working-class electorate, the votes of "labour" became more and more a matter of importance for politicians; and the Liberal party, seeking for the support of organized labour in the trade unions, found room for a few working-class representatives, who, however, acted and voted as Liberals. It was not till 1893 that the Independent Labour party, splitting off under Mr J. Keir Hardie (b. 1856) from the socialist organization known as the Social Democratic Federation (founded 1881), was formed at Bradford, with the object of getting independent candidates returned to parliament on a socialist programme. In 1900 Mr Keir Hardie, who as secretary of the Lanarkshire Miners' Union had stood unsuccessfully as a labour candidate for Mid-Lanark in 1888, and sat as M.P. for West Ham in 1892-1895, was elected to parliament for Merthyr-Tydvil by its efforts, and in 1906 it obtained the return of 30 members, Mr Keir Hardie being chairman of the group. Meanwhile in 1899 the Trade Union Congress instructed its parliamentary committee to call a conference on the question of labour representation; and in February 1900 this was attended by trade union delegates and also by representatives of the Independent Labour party, the Social Democratic Federation and the Fabian Society. A resolution was carried "to establish a distinct labour group in parliament, who shall have their own whips, and agree upon their own policy, which must embrace a readiness to co-operate with any party which for the time being may be engaged in promoting legislation in the direct interest of labour," and the committee (the Labour Representation Committee) was elected for the purpose. Under their auspices 29 out of 51 candidates were returned at the election of 1906. These groups were distinct from the Labour members ("Lib.-Labs") who obeyed the Liberal whips and acted with the Liberals. In 1908 the attempts to unite the parliamentary representatives of the Independent Labour party with the Trades Union members were successful. In June of that year the Miners' Federation, returning 15 members, joined the Independent Labour party, now known for parliamentary purposes as the "Labour Party"; other Trades Unions, such as the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, took the same step. This arrangement came into force at the general election of 1910, when the bulk of the miners' representatives signed the constitution of the Labour party, which after the election numbered 4 o members of parliament.


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English

Proper noun

Singular
Labour Party

Plural
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Labour Party

  1. (British) A political organization representing labour.
  2. Any of a number of political parties of various nationalities, often opposed to conservative parties.

Translations

  • French: Parti travailliste m. (1,2)

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