The Archive of the Stoke-on-Trent (South) Constituency Labour Party

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Four bound volumes of Committee minutes, 1949-1979; Fighting Fund Football Competition Register, c1956-1960; Labour Party Speakers Handbook, 1959.

Administrative / Biographical History

Stoke-on-Trent has tended to be very loyal to the Labour Party; its three seats have all returned Labour MPs at every single election since 1945. The city of Stoke-on-Trent has its administrative headquarters in the Central constituency, although the whole town is an amalgamation of several distinct communities, each of which grew up as a discrete entity due to the pottery industry.

Reference: BBC News Vote 2001: Results and Constituencies (http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/vote2001/results_constituencies/constituencies/542.stm). Accessed February 2002.

Arrangement

The collection is uncatalogued.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Special Collections viewing is by prior appointment, requiring 24 hours notice on a 2 hourly basis between the hours of 9.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in 1998 by the former Librarian of the Thompson Library. It came originally from the Stoke-on-Trent (South) Constituency Labour Party itself.

Other Finding Aids

The archive is uncatalogued. A brief description of the collection is available on the Staffordshire University Library website.

An authority record exists for the Stoke-on-Trent (South) Constituency Labour Party (GB 152 AAR1874).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.