East Midlands Region of the Labour Party

Scope and Content

Reports by Jim Cattermole as Labour Party organiser, 1948-71; annual reports, 1947-50, 1967; some subject files, 1951-72.

Material formerly belonging to George Deer MP including East Midlands Regional Council of the Labour Party Yearbooks and Reports, 1947-1967.

Administrative / Biographical History

The East Midlands Region of the Labour Party was founded in 1942. For many years Jim Cattermole was the Regional Organiser. The organisation coordinated election campaigns, organised policy discussions on local issues and held selection conferences.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by Professor Anderson in 1973 and the family of George Deer in 1974.

Other Finding Aids

Appraisal Information

No appraisal, destruction or scheduling has taken place.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Centre also holds the papers of other local branches of the Labour Party in the Midlands area. For further details see Selly Oak Constituency Labour Party (MSS.1), West Midlands Region of the Labour Party (MSS.6), Coventry North Constituency Labour Party (MSS.7), Handsworth Constituency Labour Party (MSS.8), Rugby Constituency Labour Party (MSS.10), Coventry East Divisional Labour Party (MSS.85), Bexley Divisional Labour Party (MSS.94), and Warwick and Leamington Labour Party (MSS.133).

The records of the national Labour Party are held at the Labour History Archive and Study Centre in Manchester.