Definition of New Labour noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


New Labour

BrE BrE//ˌnjuː ˈleɪbə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnuː ˈleɪbər//
[singular + singular or plural verb]
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(in Britain) the modern Labour Party which moved away from the political left in the 1990s in order to appeal to more people Culture One example of the changes that were made was that the party voted to change Clause 4 and be less influenced by the trade unions. A phrase used often by Tony Blair in the campaign to win the general election in 1997 was ‘New Labour, new Britain!’