Labour History Review

Building the Party: Labour Party Activism in Five British Counties Between the Wars

Labour History Review (2005), 70, (1), 73–95.

Abstract

In 1918, as the Great War ended and the majority of British people were for the first time granted the vote via the 1918 Representation of the People Act, the Labour Party took measures to reorganise its apparatus and widen its electoral appeal. Along with a new party programme, Labour and the New Social Order, constituency-level parties were established and access for individual members was for the first time officially introduced. This article endeavours to show the means by which Labour members and supporters contributed to the party's development, and how they informed Britain's expanding democratic basis between the wars.

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Worley, Matthew