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New Dawn? In Conversation with Peter Mandelson
Thu 20 April 2017, 12:15 – 14:15 BST
What was the significance of Labour’s 1997 general election victory? Hear from the key players in their own words.
Join Steven Fielding, Professor of Political History at The University of Nottingham, for a series of conversations exploring this vital but controversial moment in Britain’s democratic history.
Having worked to improve the party’s electability since the 1980s, when Tony Blair was elected party leader in 1994, Peter Mandelson became one of the most important figures in the creation of New Labour and securing the party’s election in 1997. As the ‘Third Man’ in the New Labour hierarchy he is able to give an unrivalled personal insight into the causes and consequences of the 1997 election.
Also hear from Polly Toynbee and David Walker on Fri 7 April and Jacqui Smith on Fri 28 April.
Part of our New Dawn? programme marking 20 years since the 1997 General Election.
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