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Local Labour Party bibliography
This page is compiled from my research on local Labour party history. If you can help add to this bibliography please contact me. This page also includes a critical bibliography on the 1960s Labour government and the full text of former National Agent, George Shepherd's party history "Labour's Early Days" published in 1950.

 

For further reading about Labour click on the button below for articles that have appeared in journals over the past twenty years.

 

       
   

Local political studies

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Frank Bealey, J.Blondel and W.P.McCann, Constituency Politics: A study of Newcastle-under-Lyne,  (London: Faber and Faber, 1965).

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R.Holt and J.Turner, Political Parties in Action: The Battle for Barons Court, (New York: Free Press, 1968).

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Nick Tiratsoo, Reconstruction, Affluence and Labour Politics: Coventry 1945-60, (London: Routledge, 1990).

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John E.Turner, Labour’s Doorstep Politics in London, (London and Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1978).

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Jean Blondel, ‘The Conservative Association and the Labour Party in Reading’, Political Studies, Vol.6, No.2, (1958), pp.101-119.

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R.C.Brewer, 'The Independent Labour Party in Angus, 1908-18', Journal of the Scottish Labour History Society, Vol.22 (1987), pp.11-21.

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David Cox, 'The Labour Party in Leicester: A Study in Branch  Development', International Review of Social History, Vol.6, No.2 (1961), pp.197-211.

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John Boughton, 'Working Class Conservatism and the Rise of Labour: A Case Study of Birmingham in the 1920s', Historian, 59, (1998), pp.16-20.

Regional histories
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Stan Newens, A brief history of 100 years of the Labour Party in the Eastern Region, (Harlow: Stan Newens, 2000).

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John Grayson, Solid Labour: A Short History of the Yorkshire Regional Council of the Labour Party, (Yorkshire Regional Council of Labour Party, 1991).

 

 

Constituency histories

Eastern Region

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Norwich Labour Party, Norwich Labour Party 25: Silver Jubilee Issue, (Norwich Labour Party, 1993).

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Steve Cherry, The Norwich Labour Movement in the Early Years, (Norwich Trades Union Council, 1986).

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Don Mathew. From two boys and a dog to political power: The Labour Party in the Lowestoft constituency, 1918-1945. (Lowestoft: Lowestoft Constituency Labour Party, 1979).

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Cambridge Constituency Labour Party, Seventy-five years of socialism in Cambridge, 1912-1987, (Cambridge: Cambridge Labour Party, 1987).

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Ipswich Constituency Labour Party, Ipswich Constituency Labour Party: jubilee book, 1923-1983, (Ipswich: Ipswich Labour Party, 1983).

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Peter Kingsford, The Labour Movement in Hatfield, 1918-1970, (Peter Kingsford, 1988).

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Maldon Constituency Labour Party, Maldon Constituency Labour Party. The First Fifty Years 1918 – 1968, (Maldon CLP, 1968).

East Midlands Region

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John Shephard. For the common good. a history of the Bassetlaw Labour Party 1918-1998. (Worksop. Bassetlaw Constituency Labour Party, 2000).

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John Beadle, A Glorious Century: One Hundred Years of the Derby Labour Party. (Derby Labour Party, 2000).

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C.H.Bishop, The Rise & Progress of the Labour Party in the Mid – Derbyshire & Belper Parliamentary Constituencies, (C.H.Bishop, 1979).

North West Region

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Rhys J.Davies MP, Socialism in Suburbia. A Story of the Withington (Manchester) Labour Party. (National Co-operative Publishing Society, 1930).

Southern Region

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Dorothy Howell-Thomas. Socialism in West Sussex:  a history of the Chichester Constituency Labour Party. (Chichester: Chichester Constituency Labour Party, 1983).

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Raymond South, Heights & Depths. Labour in Windsor, (Raymond South, 1985).

London Region

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Woolwich Labour Party, Fifty Year of the Woolwich Labour Party 1903-53, (Woolwich LP, 1953).

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Rosalie Huzzard, Half a Century of Orpington Labour Party, 1943 – 1993. (Orpington CLP, 1993).

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Edmonton Labour Party, Edmonton Labour Party. 60 Years, 1918-1978, (Edmonton LP)

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Sean Creighton, ‘Not for Me, Not for You, but for Us’. (Eighty Years of Battersea Labour Party)', (Battersea Labour Party, 1986).

Yorkshire Region

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David Clark. Colne Valley. Radicalism to socialism: the portrait of a Northern constituency in the formative years of the labour party, 1890-1910. (Longman, 1981).

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Colne Valley Labour Party, Colne Valley Labour Party 1891 – 1991. (Colne Valley CLP, 1991).

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Judith Watts and Donald Nannestead, The First Half a Century of Labour Rule in Barnsley, (Barnsley District Labour Party).

 

 

 

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