Collection MS 325 - Dundee City Labour Party

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MS 325


Dundee City Labour Party


  • 1973-1983 (Creation)

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1 volume

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Biographical history

The Labour Party has a long history in Dundee, which can be dated back to the forming of the Dundee Trades Council in 1888. By the mid 1890s there was an active branch of the Independent Labour Party in Dundee and this eventually became a part of the Labour Party which was formed in 1906. In 1906 Alex Wilkie was elected a Labour MP for Dundee, and was (with the Dundonian George Barnes) one of the first two Labour MPs in Scotland. From then until 2015 at least part of Dundee was always represented by a Labour MP in parliament, with the exception of the period 1931-1945. During the twentieth century local branches of the Labour Party were organised in the city, usually based on the boundaries of the city's council wards.

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The volume was given to the depositor, Iain Luke, by the secretary of the party when the former was a ward councillor for the area.

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Dundee City Labour Party Riverside & Balgay Wards (2 & 9) minute book


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Usually chronological within series.

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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 325

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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