West Midlands Region of the Labour Party

Scope and Content

The papers include copy reports of the Regional Organiser to the Labour Party National Agent, 1960-70; reports to the 2nd and 13th annual meetings, 1944, 1956; Labour Party Young Socialists, West Midlands Committee: minutes, 1960-70 and annual reports, 1968-72; 'Mercia News', 1960-69; Birmingham Federation of Young Socialists: annual report, 1964-65; Reorganisation Sub-Committee report, 1965.

Administrative / Biographical History

The West Midlands Region of the Labour Party was established in December 1942.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre in 1973.

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), Coventry North Constituency Labour Party (MSS.7), Handsworth Constituency Labour Party (MSS.8), East Midlands Region of the Labour Party (MSS.9), 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.