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Vale of Glamorgan SDP, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 VALSDP

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Vale of Glamorgan SDP Records

Short Title: Vale of Glamorgan SDP, records

Creation date(s): 1981-1990

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.036 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Vale of Glamorgan SDP


Administrative/Biographical history: The Social Democratic Party (SDP) was created in 1981 as a breakaway group from the Labour Party by people who felt that the Labour Party had moved too far left. It positioned itself as a centre left party, and formed an Alliance with the Liberal Party. In 1988, the two parties merged and founded the Social and Liberal Democrat Party (SLD), later the Liberal Democrats. The party was composed of local branches, of which Vale of Glamorgan SDP was one, reporting to SDP Council for Wales and the national headquarters in London. The Vale of Glamorgan branch was formed of local groups, including the Barry, Dinas Powys, and Penarth Groups.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Vale of Glamorgan SDP, comprising members and committee meeting minutes and Group papers, 1981-1990; SDP Council for Wales correspondence and papers, 1988-1989; and miscellaneous printed material, including policy documents and newsletters, 1981-1986.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Vale of Glamorgan branch papers; files of correspondence and papers; miscellanea; and printed material.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: The usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the schedule is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1993, pp. 80-81, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mair James, Dinas Powys, Glamorganshire, in 1992.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1993.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Election districts | Wales | Vale of Glamorgan
Political parties | Wales | Vale of Glamorgan
Vale of Glamorgan Social Democratic Party | Archives

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Corporate names
Vale of Glamorgan Social Democratic Party

Vale of Glamorgan (Wales)

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