Lookup NU author(s): Professor Clare Bambra
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For more than 30 years, socialism within the UK Labour Party – which was in government from 1997 to 2010 and is currently the main UK parliamentary opposition – has been in decline. Despite its origins as a party of and for the working class, Labour has become at best a social democratic party with strong neoliberal leanings. However, in the recent leadership election that followed Labour’s general election defeat in May 2015, the socialist Jeremy Corbyn confounded all expectations by winning Labour’s leadership with a substantial majority. We describe the political context of Corbyn’s controversial victory and discuss its potential short- and medium-term impact on England’s troubled National Health Service and on the public health.
Author(s): Scott-Samuel A, Bambra C
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: International Journal of Health Services
Print publication date: 01/01/2016
Online publication date: 30/12/2015
Acceptance date: 01/01/2016
ISSN (print): 0020-7314
ISSN (electronic): 1541-4469
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
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