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This is a list of the leaders of the Labour Party.

The post of Leader of the Labour Party was created in 1922. Before this (1906-22) the post was known as Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party.[1 ]

Portrait Entered office Left office Length of Leadership Date of Birth and Death Country of Birth
1 Keir Hardie Keir Hardie crop.jpg 17 February 1906 22 January 1908 1 year, 11 months, 5 days 15 August 1856 - 26 September 1915 Scotland
2 Arthur Henderson Arthurhenderson.jpg 22 January 1908 14 February 1910 2 years, 3 weeks, 2 days 13 September 1863 - 20 October 1935 Scotland
3 George Nicoll Barnes No-photo.jpg 14 February 1910 6 February 1911 11 months, 3 weeks, 2 days 2 January 1859 - 21 April 1940 Scotland
4 James Ramsay MacDonald Ramsay MacDonald ggbain.29588.jpg 6 February 1911 5 August 1914 3 years, 5 months, 4 weeks, 2 days 12 October 1866 - 9 November 1937 Scotland
5 Arthur Henderson Arthurhenderson.jpg 5 August 1914 24 October 1917 3 years, 2 months, 2 weeks, 5 days 13 September 1863 – 20 October 1935 Scotland
6 William Adamson WilliamAdamson.jpg 24 October 1917 14 February 1921 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks 2 April 1863 - 23 February 1936 Scotland
7 John Robert Clynes Jrclynes.jpg 14 February 1921 21 November 1922 1 year, 9 months, 1 week 27 March 1869 - 23 October 1949 England
8 James Ramsay MacDonald Ramsay MacDonald ggbain.29588.jpg 21 November 1922 1 September 1931 8 years, 9 months, 1 week, 4 days 12 October 1866 - 9 November 1937 Scotland
9 Arthur Henderson Arthurhenderson.jpg 1 September 1931 25 October 1932 1 year, 1 month, 3 weeks, 3 days 13 September 1863 – 20 October 1935 Scotland
10 George Lansbury 25 October 1932 8 October 1935 2 years, 11 months, 1 week, 6 days 21 February 1859 - 7 May 1940 England
11 Clement Attlee Attlee BW cropped.jpg 8 October 1935 14 December 1955 20 years, 2 months, 6 days 3 January 1883 - 8 October 1967 England
12 Hugh Gaitskell 14 December 1955 18 January 1963 7 years, 1 month, 4 days 9 April 1906 - 18 January 1963[2] England
13 George Brown No-photo.jpg 18 January 1963[3] 14 February 1963 3 weeks, 6 days 2 September 1914 - 2 June 1985 England
14 Harold Wilson[4] Dodwilson.JPG 14 February 1963 5 April 1976 13 years, 1 month, 3 weeks, 1 day 11 March 1916 - 24 May 1995 England
15 James Callaghan James Callaghan.JPG 5 April 1976 3 November 1980 4 years, 6 months, 4 weeks, 1 day 27 March 1912 - 26 March 2005 England
16 Michael Foot No-photo.jpg 3 November 1980 2 October 1983 2 years, 10 months, 4 weeks, 1 day 23 July 1913 - present England
17 Neil Kinnock Kinnock, Neil.jpg 2 October 1983 18 July 1992 8 years, 9 months, 2 weeks, 2 days 28 March 1942 - present Wales
18 John Smith JOHN SMITH PORTRAIT.JPG 18 July 1992 12 May 1994 1 year, 9 months, 3 weeks, 3 days 13 September 1938 - 12 May 1994[5] Scotland
19 Margaret Beckett Margaret Beckett May 2007.jpg 12 May 1994 21 July 1994 2 months, 1 week, 2 days 15 January 1943 - present England
20 Tony Blair TonyBlairBasra.JPG 21 July 1994[6][7][8] 24 June 2007 12 years, 11 months, 3 days 6 May 1953 - Present Scotland
21 Gordon Brown Gordon Brown Davos Jan 08.jpg 24 June 2007 Incumbent 2 years, 6 months 20 February 1951 - present Scotland

Although these were technically leaders of the Labour Party, they only assumed this role because of the death of the incumbent and were not elected to the post. They were in effect acting leaders.

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