Leader of The Labour Party (UK) - Retirement

Retirement

It is not uncommon for a retired Leader of the Labour Party to be granted a peerage upon their retirement, particularly if they served as Prime Minister; examples of this include Clement Attlee and Harold Wilson. However, Neil Kinnock was also elevated to the House of Lords, despite never being Prime Minister, and Michael Foot declined a similar offer.

There are currently five living former Leaders of the Labour Party (with the period they were in office):

  • The Rt Hon The Lord Kinnock (1983–1992)
  • The Rt Hon Margaret Beckett (1994)
  • The Rt Hon Tony Blair (1994–2007)
  • The Rt Hon Gordon Brown (2007–2010)
  • The Rt Hon Harriet Harman (2010)

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