The answer is 'loads of things', but his most important achievement was to make the Labour Party re-electable again after the trauma of the winter of discontent, and the Thatcher victory in 1979. Labour lost 50 parliamentary seats in 1979, and a further 60 in 1983, after which Neil became party leader and the long fight back began. One step in this was a very combative speech to Party Conference in 1985, which was quoted in a very effective party political broadcast in 1987 known affectionately as . . .
And now Walthamstow CLP brings you . . .
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