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Labour Party

 Organization

Found in 233 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 17 Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/198A/33
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Note by WSC for Private Office: "I do not know on what official grounds Mr Laski [Harold Laski, Professor of political science at the University of London and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Labour Party] writes to me. I have no personal relations with him".

Dates: 17 Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open, with the exception of folios 63 and 202 which have been closed on the instructions of the Cabinet Office under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act but are available in 'sanitised' form. Review 2021.
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(Untitled), 18 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/194A/23-25
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Letter from WSC to Clement Attlee [Deputy Prime Minister and Lord President of the Council, leader of the Labour Party] proposing a continuation of the coalition until a decisive victory has been gained over Japan [carbon].

Dates: 18 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 31 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/194A/67-69
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Letter from WSC to Clement Attlee [Leader of the Labour Party] marked "private" offering him facilities in the Cabinet Office to see papers on the main developments in foreign affairs and strategy, as well as freedom of map room [carbon].

Dates: 31 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/194B/155-160
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Letter from WSC to Clement Attlee [Leader of the Labour Party] expressing his reservations about the powers possessed by the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party and quoting recent remarks made by the chairman, Harold Laski, at Scunthorpe [Lincolnshire], Croydon [Surrey], Watford [Hertfordshire], Welwyn Garden City [Hertfordshire] and Enfield [Middlesex] refusing to accept continuity of policy in foreign affairs [carbon].

Dates: 02 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/194B/161-163
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Letter from WSC to Clement Attlee [Leader of the Labour Party] thanking him for his letter which "leaves a number of very important points unanswered" and commenting on the Labour Party constitution and the powers of the Party Conference and National Executive Committee [carbon].

Dates: 03 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [23] [May] [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/197A/4
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Hand-written note from ? Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to WSC asking whether [Joseph] Davies should be allowed to contact "[Ernest] Bevin & Co". Annotated by WSC in red, "Certainly not, repeat not nor anyone else" and dated and initialled. Also a note from Kathleen Hill to Private Office instructing them to find out if Mr [Anthony] Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] is aware of this.

Dates: [23] [May] [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/221/25
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Telegram from Sir Edward Grigg [later 1st Lord Altrincham, Minister of State, Middle East] to WSC marked "Personal" suggesting how WSC could respond to the controversy surrounding his [election] comments on "a socialist state" and its need for a "Gestapo".

Dates: 12 Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Feb 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/223/32
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Telegram from WSC [Cairo, Egypt] to Chief Whip [James Stuart] marked "Advance Copy", "From: Argonaut", "Jason 567", and "Personal and private" on his conditions for speaking in a [House of Commons] debate [on the Yalta Conference] and commenting on Conservative opponents to government policy on Poland and the Labour Party's attitude to events in Greece.

Dates: 16 Feb 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Feb 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/110/19
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Summary of press comment on: the future of Constantinople [Turkey]; the Paisley by-election [Lanarkshire, Scotland]; the lack of effective leadership of the Parliamentary Labour Party and other evidence to support WSC's belief that they are not fit to govern; Cardinal Logue and Sinn Fein; the growing strength of Irish nationalism.

Dates: 27 Feb 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 12 Aug 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/110/69-71
Scope and Contents Letter from James Baum, secretary of the Leicester and District Trades Council (11 Briton Street, [Leicester]) to WSC asserting that: the Blue Book on the evacuation on North Russia confirms the Council's belief that WSC had secretly agreed to provide troops for the war against Soviet Russia; that the Parliamentary Labour Party tried to get WSC's actions debated on 6 July but were refused permission; that Poland, with British support, was the original aggressor in its struggle with Soviet...
Dates: 12 Aug 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 28 Jul 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/110/79-81
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Letter from [WSC] to the secretary of the Leicester and District Trades Council asserting that whilst the Parliamentary Labour Party allow their supporters in the country to make violent attacks on WSC's Russian policy, they know that they could not sustain such attacks in the House of Commons. Typescript copy.

Dates: 28 Jul 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 10 Apr 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/5
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Letter from James Ramsay Macdonald (House of Commons) to WSC stating that the Labour Party will not vote for the second reading of the Trade Union Bill because of its provisions regarding union contributions to the political fund to support Labour MPs. Explains why a ballot among trade unions on the issue of labour representation would not at that juncture produce a fair result.

Dates: 10 Apr 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/25
Scope and Contents

Letter from F Maddison (12 Acris Street, Wandsworth, London) to WSC proposing measures to protect the interests of trade union members who do not wish to contribute to the political fund for the support of Labour MPs. Returned with CHAR 2/52/26. Annotated by WSC that the letter be sent to the Attorney-General [Rufus Isaacs, later Lord Reading] for a suggested answer, 4 Jun.

Dates: 02 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/26
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Letter from Rufus Isaacs [later Lord Reading] [Attorney-General] to WSC suggesting responses to F Maddison's proposals to protect the interests of trade union members who do not wish to contribute to the political fund for the support of Labour MPs [see CHAR 2/52/25]. 2 sheets.

Dates: 09 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/27-28
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Home Office) to "Mr Manson" [F Maddison] responding to his proposals to protect the interests of trade union members who do not wish to contribute to the political fund for the support of Labour MPs. Typescript copy.

Dates: 14 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/32-34
Scope and Contents Letter from James Ramsay Macdonald (House of Commons) to WSC giving the views of a committee of the Labour Party on sections in the Trade Union Bill concerning: the right of union branches to membership of local trades councils in view of the fact that this might entail political action; the danger and impracticality of requiring that unions should not be involved in the promotion of ideas which judges might interpret as Socialism; the right of unions to subsribe to such bodies as the Tariff...
Dates: 15 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/35
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Letter from James Ramsay Macdonald (House of Commons) to WSC asking for a reply to his letter about aspects of the Trade Union Bill. Signed typescript. Annotated by "A J W": "will you reply to this, or see the Home Secretary about it?" Preceded by a piece of paper printed with the word "pressing".

Dates: 26 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Jul 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/36
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Letter from H S Lindsay, Labour Party parliamentary assistant (House of Commons) to Edward Marsh asking for a reply to James Ramsay Macdonald's letter to WSC on the Trade Union Bill because a committee of the Labour Party needs the information. Signed typescript. Annotated by Marsh that an answer is promised that week.

Dates: 17 Jul 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Jul 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/37-38
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Answers by Rufus Isaacs [later Lord Reading] (Attorney General) to the questions about the Trade Union Bill put by James Ramsay Macdonald in a letter to WSC [see CHAR 2/52/32-34]. Signed and annotated typescript. Includes note that the answers were embodied in a letter to Macdonald, 18 Jul.

Dates: 08 Jul 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Feb 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/26/28
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Letter from Herbert Vivian (Hotel de Luxembourg, Promenade des Anglais, Nice, [France]) to WSC on: "The Curiosity of Literature", "The River War", and the best way of engaging in published controversy with Colonel [?Ivor] Maxse; Vivian's review of WSC's last book; the activities of "those Labour devils". Suggests WSC meet Horatio Bottomley with a view to getting "our own paper to draw blood properly.".

Dates: 19 Feb 1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Aug 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/27/25
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Letter from D J Shackleton (51 London Terrace, Darwen, [Lancashire]) to WSC on the by-election in the Cockermouth Division of Cumberland, and its implications for contests between Liberal and Labour candidates.

Dates: 21 Aug 1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Aug [1906]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/27/26-27
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Letter from Edward Hemmerde (1 Hare Court, Temple, [London]) to WSC asserting that Labour men can only be kept in the Liberal ranks if candidates are selected for their ability rather than their wealth. Advocates the establishment of a democratic fighting-fund.

Dates: 21 Aug [1906]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Oct 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/125/22
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Circular letter from A Fenner Brockway, press secretary of the Independent Labour Party campaign (Keir Cottage, Thorpe Bay, Essex) to [WSC] enclosing and commenting on a copy of the new constitution of the Independent Labour Party [see CHAR 2/125/23] and asking WSC for his views on it.

Dates: 16 Oct 1922
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/125/23
Scope and Contents

"Socialism re-stated: the new constitution of the Independent Labour Party". Sent with CHAR 2/125/22.

Dates: 1922
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), [24] [Dec] 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/126/107-111
Scope and Contents Letter from Lady Violet Bonham-Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] (The Wharf, Sutton Courtney, Berkshire) to WSC on: the danger of a reaction towards Labour if the Liberals moved closer to the Tories, which is what Labour would like to happen; the grave difficulties James Ramsay Macdonald would have with his own supporters if he got into office; Herbert Asquith's belief that it is not in any party's interests to go into office at...
Dates: [24] [Dec] 1923
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.

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