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General election trail

Discover incredible objects from general elections.

1997 general election

New Labour t-shirt and rain poncho, 1997

A red t-shirt with text: 'Labour Win 97' covered by a red translucent rain poncho with text: 'Now Vote Because We Deserve Better'.The 1997 general election saw the Labour Party achieve a landslide victory, winning a 178 seat majority in parliament.  This was the largest majority since 1935.

Did you know?  David Blunkett MP was appointed Secretary of State for Education in 1997, becoming the first blind cabinet minister.

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