Meaning of left of centre in English:

left of centre

(US left of center)


  • Having views that are between the centre and the left in politics.

    ‘El Pais, the leading left-of-centre daily in Spain’
    • ‘He is an old-fashioned liberal South African with left-of-centre Labourite leanings.’
    • ‘There is no strongly identifiable, slightly left-of-centre party.’
    • ‘The legislature's adoption of a broadly left-of-centre position corresponds to the people's mood.’
    • ‘The institute, a left-of-centre think tank, calls for a boost in the basic state pension.’
    • ‘Even the nominally left-of-centre press is mainly on the attack, with rarely a good word to say for the government.’