British Labour Party papers, 1906-1969

Volumes

7 volumes in British Labour Party papers, 1906-1969

Formation, 1906-1913

These papers cover the formation and early years of the Parliamentary Labour Party, from the first meeting's minutes to the year before the First World War. Issues discussed in these minutes include the electoral enfranchisement of women and the formation of the Canadian Navy, alongside bills amending the National Insurance...

  • Contributor:  Labour History Archive and Study Centre
  • Reference:  73259A
  • Keyword:  british politics labour movement parliament party war warfare history unions

The First World War and Bloody Sunday, 1914-1920

From the Party's meeting with a deputation led by Sylvia Pankhurst, to the Great War, decisions upon conscription, and the events of 'Bloody Sunday', this period was as significant for the country as for the Party.

  • Contributor:  Labour History Archive and Study Centre
  • Reference:  73259B
  • Keyword:  british politics labour movement parliament party war warfare history ww1 irish women history suffrage pankhurst unions

Post-war Years and Turmoil Abroad, 1921-1928

In the aftermath of the First World War, international and colonial relations remained unsettled. From the King officially announcing Ireland's independence, to the question of whether British troops should remain in the Ruhr, the ongoing occupation of Iraq, and the Simon Commission's report on India.

  • Contributor:  Labour History Archive and Study Centre
  • Reference:  73259C
  • Keyword:  british politics labour movement parliament party war warfare history irish middle east women history suffrage fawcett unions

The Armament Question, 1928-1937

In the latter 1920's and at a distance from the First World War, the size of the military started to come into question as politicians wondered whether it really needed to be of such a size. In the early 1930's the rise of fascism became apparent and the Air Force...

  • Contributor:  Labour History Archive and Study Centre
  • Reference:  73259D
  • Keyword:  british politics labour movement parliament party war warfare history irish unions
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