Definition of “Old Labour” - English Dictionary

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“Old Labour” in British English

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Old Labournoun [ + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌəʊld ˈleɪ.bər/ us /ˌoʊld ˈleɪ.bɚ/

the people who do not support the changes made in the British Labour Party in the early 1990s and who still believe in the party's more traditional principles. These include higher taxes for investment in public services, such as health and education, and a close relationship with trade unions:

Some Old Labour MPs opposed the government's welfare reforms.

(Definition of “Old Labour” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)