Read about the 2001 general election in which the Labour government led by Tony Blair easily won re-election with its second landslide victory in a row.

The Conservatives were led by William Hague and the Liberal Democrats by Charles Kennedy. William Hague resigned as party leader after the election but Charles Kennedy went on to lead the Liberal Democrats at the next contest, in 2005.

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Lessons from the 2001 general election for the future of the Lib Dems

At the time, both inside the Liberal Democrats and outside the party, the 2001 general election appeared to be a good result. … Read the full post »

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