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Llew Smith, firebrand Labour Left-winger and passionate advocate for his Blaenau Gwent constituency – obituary

He was selected for Blaenau Gwent after Michael Foot announced his retirement and became a thorn in the side of Tony Blair’s government Llew Smith, who has died aged 77, was a radical socialist in the tradition of Aneurin Bevan and Michael Foot, his Westminster predecessors; initially Labour MEP for South Wales East, he was Blaenau Gwent’s MP from 1992 to 2005.

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Llew Smith, firebrand Labour Left-winger and passionate advocate for his Blaenau Gwent constituency – obituary

Ex-Blaenau Gwent MP Llew Smith dies after cancer battle

Tributes have been paid to the "radical socialist" who held the seat for more than a decade Former Blaenau Gwent MP Llew Smith has died after a cancer battle, his family have said. The 77-year-old “radical socialist” succeeded Michael Foot as MP in 1992 and held the seat until he stood down at the 2005 election.

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Ex-Blaenau Gwent MP Llew Smith dies after cancer battle

Tributes paid to former Blaenau Gwent MP Llew Smith who has died

The First Minister has led tributes to the former Labour MP Llew Smith who has died. Mr Smith's family said that he passed away on Wednesday night after suffering from cancer. Llew Smith was MP for Blaenau Gwent from 1992 to 2005, taking over the seat from the former Labour party leader Michael Foot.

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Tributes paid to former Blaenau Gwent MP Llew Smith who has died

How SDP trailblazer Shirley Williams shaped the Liberal Democrats and tried to change politics

In 1981, Shirley Williams was a Labour grandee, a former Education Secretary who was serving on the party’s executive committee.She had lost her seat to the tide of Thatcherism in the 1979 General Election, which subsequently saw Labour usher in Michael Foot, a hard left leader the likes of which it had not elected before.

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How SDP trailblazer Shirley Williams shaped the Liberal Democrats and tried to change politics

Maurice Edelman - Amersham’s politician and best-selling author

THE Labour Party, promising to rebuild Britain and establish a national health service for all, swept Churchill out of power with a landslide victory after VE Day.The new MPs included Harold Wilson, Michael Foot and Barbara Castle.

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Maurice Edelman - Amersham’s politician and best-selling author

Remember When .... Demands for a Second Front at 1942 May Day parade

Remember When ... Demands for a Second Front at 1942 May Day parade Glasgow May Day, 1942: a procession passing down Buchanan Street on the way to Glasgow Green THE demands for a Second Front in the war against Hitler, to take some of the pressure off Stalin’s Red Army, had been growing steadily by the time Glasgow staged its May Day parade and rally in 1942. “’Second Front Now’ quickly became as much of a slogan as well as a strategy; scrawled on walls, erected into a rallying cry for Communist-organized

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Remember When .... Demands for a Second Front at 1942 May Day parade

Republican with a knighthood, Starmer is on increasingly sticky wicket SIR BERNARD INGHAM

SNOWDROPS pushing through the snow are a harbinger of Spring - a very special Spring that should see us vaccinated into relief from restrictions. Arise Sir Republican: Sir Keir's knighthood feel out of step with professed republicanism (Image: PA) Things are looking up – though not for one man: the leader of HM Loyal Opposition, Sir Keir Starmer. Less than a year after his appointment elements in his party are expressing their doubts as to whether “he’s got it”. I would be surprised if some of them ever

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Republican with a knighthood, Starmer is on increasingly sticky wicket SIR BERNARD INGHAM

How we made: All Together Now by the Farm

Peter Hooton, singer-songwriter Inspired by the music for a wool advert … the Farm in 1990, with Peter Hooton front. Photograph: Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images The origins of All Together Now go back to 1981. Michael Foot had been the centre of tabloid outrage after wearing what the papers called a “donkey jacket” at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. He later revealed that it was an £800 coat from Harrods which the Queen Mother had actually complimented him on, but the outrage made me angry. I thought

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How we made: All Together Now by the Farm

Step up Starmer: Without radical reform, Labour's electoral fortunes won't improve

Voters don't believe Labour's moved on from Corbyn Keir Starmer is not short of advice when it comes to advancing his party’s prospects ahead of the next general election. He will reject most of it, as is his prerogative. We will only know whether the counsel he acted upon was correct once all the votes have been duly counted on election night 2024. What makes his need for external advice so urgent is the scale of the challenge that lies ahead of him. The last time Labour faced such a steep climb back to

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Step up Starmer: Without radical reform, Labour's electoral fortunes won't improve