1998 Photo Contest, Portraits, 3rd prize

Tom Stoddart

Independent Photographers Group

01 January, 1997

Tony Blair on the campaign trail: Blair shares a drink with members of the Pigeon Fanciers Club. The general election, appropriately held on Europe's Labour Day, brought a landslide victory for Tony Blair's New Labour. With 45 percent of the vote the party scored its largest victory since 1945. Introducing a style of government he promised would be modern and dynamic, Blair waived traditional protocol and insisted that first names be used in his new cabinet.

About the photographer

Tom Stoddart

In 1978 he moved to London and began working freelance for publications such as the Sunday Times and Time Magazine. During a long and varied career he has witnessed such interna...

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