The National Politics Web Guide presents a biographical sketch of James Ramsay MacDonald (1866-1937), as part of the section on the Principal Ministers of the Crown of Great Britain. MacDonald served in such offices as lord president of the council and first lord commissioner of the treasury, a post also known as prime minister.
The year 2000 marks the 100-year anniversary of the British Labour Party. This is a collection of biographical studies by academics, assessing the personalities and policies of Labour Party leaders throughout the century.
These three monographs are historically important as succinct propagandist statements of Labour's theory, principles and policies as it overhauled the Liberal Party as the chief British agency for radical change. They were first published separately in 1906-7 as part of a six-volume series entitled The Labour Ideal.