Coventry North Constituency Labour Party

Scope and Content

AGM minutes, 1949-58; General Management Committee minutes, 1950-59, 1961; Executive Committee minutes, 1950-59; miscellaneous correspondence, 1958-59.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1945 Coventry was divided into two parliamentary constituencies, Coventry East and Coventry West. In 1950 this was reorganised into three, Coventry East, Coventry North and Coventry South. At this time, the Coventry North Divisional Labour Party was renamed the Coventry North Constituency Labour Party.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

This archive was deposited in the Centre in October 1973.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

Permission is required from the depositor prior to any publication. Please contact the Centre's staff for further information.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Further minutes of Coventry North Divisional Labour Party are contained in the Coventry Borough Labour Party archive (MSS.11/3/2/72-80, 205-209). The Centre also holds the papers of Coventry East Divisional Labour Party (MSS.85), along with the records of other local Labour Parties in the Midlands area and several Coventry Labour MPs, including Richard Crossman (MSS.154), and Maurice Edelman (MSS.125).

Coventry Independent Labour Party minute book, 1944-46, and Coventry South West Constituency Labour Party files, 1980-85, are held at Coventry Archives. The records of the national Labour Party are held at the Labour History Archive and Study Centre in Manchester.