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UK’s landmark postwar elections: When Blair won the first of his 3 elections in 1997

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LONDON (AP) — Britain’s upcoming general election is widely expected to lead to a change of government for the first time in 14 years. The last time the Labour Party came to power was in 1997, when the youthful Tony Blair led his party to a landslide victory after it had been in opposition for 18 years. Under Blair, Labour won a majority of 179 seats, even bigger than the party’s victory over Winston Churchill’s Conservatives. Blair would lead Labour to three straight election wins and spend a decade as prime minister, longer than any other leader of the party.

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