In the recent General Election on December 6, the British Labour Party returned 192 members to Parliament, making it the seconded strongest party in the House of Commons. As the Conservative Party no longer commands a majority, it is thought that soon after the reading of the Speech from the Throne, on January 15, the present government will be turned out and that the King will ask Mr. James Ramsay MacDonald, the leader of the Labour Party, to form a cabinet.
The Labour movement in England has shown a slow but steady growth since the formation of the Labour Representation League in 1869. Prom 1869 to 1893, Labour members were returned in varying numbers from 2 in 1869 to 15 in 1892. The movement received ...