Definition of John Smith from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


John Smith

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(1938-94) a Scottish Labour politician. He became Leader of the Opposition in 1992. In 1993 he was responsible for changing the way decisions are made in the Labour Party by giving each party member and trade union member one vote. Before that, the unions had always voted on behalf of all their members. When he died Tony Blair became leader of the Labour Party.

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