First published in 1974. This book examines the mechanism of the Labour Party, its conference, the National Executive, constituency parties, the workings of Transport House, the Parliamentary party and that highly charged aspect of left-wing affairs, party relations with the trade unions. There is a good deal of closely observed material on key events, such as the 1964-70 Labour Government as well as lively comment on rivalry on big issues. This title will be of interest to scholars and students of history and politics.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. After June 1970 2. The Wilson Governments 3. The Record 4. The Anatomy of the Party 5. Trade Unions and the Party 6. Labour MPs 7. Labour Leaders 8. Leaders and Led 9. Participation 10. Europe – The Great Divid e 11. What Labour Stands For; Postscript; Appendixes; Bibliography