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From Young Socialists to Young Labour: The changing face of left-wing youth politics in Britain

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For many years Labour’s youth section was a constant headache for the adult party. This state of affairs reached a climax in the 1980s. Under the influence of Militant, the Labour Party Young Socialists were openly hostile to the leadership of the party. However, by the mid-1990s, Young Labour, as the youth wing was renamed, had become a loyal supporter of New Labour. This startling transformation can be put down to a number of factors including the changing face of the Labour Party itself and the emergence of a new generation of activists who had grown up in very different ideological and political context to their predecessors.
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hal-03856005 , version 1 (16-11-2022)

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Jérémy Tranmer. From Young Socialists to Young Labour: The changing face of left-wing youth politics in Britain. Sarah Pickard, Cordinne Nativel, Fabienne Portier-Le Cocq. Les Politiques de Jeunesse au Royaume-Uni et en France. Désaffection, Répression et Accompagnement à la Citoyenneté, Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, pp.45-58, 2012, 978-2-87854--547-0. ⟨hal-03856005⟩
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