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Just 165 Tory MPs remained after Labour's 1997 election victory. In our special issue magazine, Charles Glass asked what next for a Tory party crushed by defeat?
Harriet Harman, Margaret Beckett, Jack Straw ... where did their cabinet careers start out? This overview of Tony Blair's very first appointments was published in our May 1997 special edition of the magazine.
The election of Tony Blair's first Labour government promised to usher in a new era for the "centre left". But what would Blarism entail? In this article, published on the 2 May 1997, the British sociologist Anthony Giddens attempted to define the new political philosophy.
Britpop ended up giving comfort to those who wanted to reassert “traditional” songwriting styles and band structures.
"... a slow drift away from the core of the EU, followed eventually by divorce, would be a perfectly plausible scenario." Even at the moment of Labour's 1997 electoral victory, fear of future Brexit remained. This report from Gavyn Davies and Dominic Wilson appeared in our special issue of the magazine.
Britpop might have dominated the headlines... but it didn't dominate the charts.
Twenty years after Labour's landslide win, did the patriotism and triumphalism of 1997 sow the seeds of Brexit?
Our leader article published on the day of Labour's landslide 1997 election victory. Warning: extremely optimistic content.
Relive your youth through these six 1990s icons.
Gordon Brown's 1994 decision not to stand against Tony Blair was a defining moment in the party's path to power. This New Statesman interview, published in August that year, was the first he gave on the subject. In it, the future Chancellor and Prime Minister explains why he stood aside for his modernising friend.