By the time of the 1964 general election, the conservative party had been in power for 13 years since prime minister harold macmillan's election victory in 1959, conservative fortunes had plummeted. The historical data shows that while 212,000 coal mining jobs were lost under the 1964-1970 labour government, under mrs thatcher’s 1979-1990 government, the percentage decline in jobs was actually double that. Former women ministers in uk governments if there were any, listed first and others in order of appointment table party dates table 1 all 1924-45 table 2 table 4: labour government, october 1964 to june 1970 name office dates barbara castle. Home a level and ib history how successful were the labour governments of 1964-70 and 1974-79 how successful were the labour governments of 1964-70 and 1974-79 40 / 5 hide show resource information 1970: almost 50% of workforce members of tu's. 'the country needs fresh and virile leadership labour is ready' to what extent did the wilson governments of the 1960s succeed in modernising britain's economy and social fabric wilson, h, the labour government 1964-1970, paperback edn (harmondsworth, 1974) 14 read paper.
While the government initially ruled out devaluation in 1964, when they were finally forced to devalue the currency in 1967, the pound dropping by 14% to the value of $240, this played a part in halting inflation and stabilizing the economy. The rain sing of taxes in 1968 and government cuts were unpopular with the electorate the failure to devalue the pound in 1964, so by 1967 it was seen as a failure social unrest as the government responds to racial tension with 1968 commonwealth immigration act and the race relations acts of 1965 and 1968 and liberalising legislation. Moreover, voters were ready to punish labour for the devaluation of 1967, which remained the worst economic crisis suffered by any government until black wednesday in 1992.
The labour party returned to government with a wafer-thin 4 seat majority under wilson in the 1964 election, and increased their majority to 96 in 1966 election remaining in power until the 1970 election which, contrary to expectations during the campaign, they lost. A labour government will apply tests of the national interest before agreeing to subsidies for private manufacturing industries and will insist, as would any prudent private investor, on a voice in the control, and a share in the profits, where public funds are involved. Arguably it was the period of the greatest social and industrial change this century, even if the people - let alone the wilson governments - were never fully aware of the nature of that change. Harold wilson and james callaghan were appointed as prime minister of the united kingdom respectively by queen elizabeth ii the labour government, 1974–79: political aims and economic reality (macmillan, 1985) the parliamentary right of the british labour party 1970–79 and the roots of new labour (oxford university press, 2008. The wilson years, labour government 1964-70: a bibliographical essay by chris hemming there are many general studies of labour’s term of office from 1964 to 1970, one of the earliest and most sympathetic is from labour supporter brian lapping, the labour government, 1964-70, (harmondsworth, 1970)lapping lists the accomplishments of labour, which were many, but overshadowed by the economy.
Let us remember that while all past labour governments were forced to retrench, cut back, and were overwhelmed by world conditions in 1924, 1931, 1951 and 1967, the labour governments 1964–1970, vols 1, 2 and 3, manchester: manchester university press. Volume ii of the official history of the uk strategic nuclear deterrent provides an authoritative and in-depth examination of the british government’s strategic nuclear policy from 1964 to 1970 written with full access to the uk documentary record, volume ii examines the controversies that developed over nuclear policy following the arrival in office of a labour government led by harold. Labour failures 1964-1970, trade unions prices and incomes board 1966 - created to regulate pay settlements which angered trade unions who believed that it was labours responsibility to protect the rights of the worker.
In 1964, 545 mines where open, but labour governments shut down 326 of them, more than half when thatcher took over, the pace of closures actually slowed, with only 6 closing in her first year as prime minister. What were the two greatest successes and two greatest failures of the wilson government 1964-70 this period of labour rule is often marked down as a poor performance on behalf of the labour party, critically looked upon by many historians. Governments of harold wilson between october 1964 and june 1970 advocates of new labour took considerable pride in their era of electoral dominance and the comparison with old labour’s record (blair, 2010. Labour governments: 1964-70 and 1974-79 harold wilson's governments 1964-70 the 1964 election the labour party's narrow success in 1964 following 13 years in opposition was due to a number of factors.
Country and the government were beset by economic problems which remain unresolved the labour party began an electoral decline had also fallen steadily from 204 in 1966 to 146 by 19706 ultimately such attempts to commit the party and the parliamen the labour government of 1964-70 the labour government of 1964-70. During wilson's time in office from 1964 to 1970, more new houses were built than in the last six years of the previous conservative government within a year of the first wilson government assuming office, the amount of money available to local authorities at special favourable rates of interest was doubled from £50,000 to £100,000 [23. Additional info for the labour governments, 1964-1970 sample text 1 educational background of labour mps elected in 1964, compared to 1945 (as a percentage of the parliamentary labour party) education elementary university (any) oxbridge source: mellors (1978: 50–1. This book is the ﬁrst in the new three volume set the labour governments 1964–70 and concentrates on britain’s domestic policy during harold wilson’s tenure as prime minis.
Steven fielding,the labour governments 1964–1970 volume 1, labour and cultural changemanchester: manchester university press, 2003 £4500 (hbk), the ground were combined with what young plausibly calls a high level of ‘emotionalism’ on the part of labour’s leaders what emerged from all this is a. According to john p mackintosh, the wilson and callaghan governments were dominated by crosland's views on equality: crosland’s ideas continued to be almost unchallenged and dominated the labour governments of 1964–1970 the labour government which came into office in 1974 edged back towards a croslandite position if any ideas or. The labour governments 1964-1970 vol 1 book description: this book looks at how the british labour party came to terms with the 1960's 'cultural revolution', specifically changes to: the class structure, place of women, black immigration, the generation gap and calls for direct political participation.