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.
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
This set of 44 volumes, originally published between 1924 and 1995, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on the Labour Movement, including labour union history, the early stages and development of the Labour Party, and studies on the working classes. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of political history.