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Newport West Conservative Association, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 NEWTION

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Newport West Conservative Association Records

Short Title: Newport West Conservative Association, records

Creation date(s): 1917-1989

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.172 cubic metres (7 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Newport West Conservative Association


Administrative/Biographical history: Newport first came to the fore in politics as the scene of Chartist uprising in 1839. The current constituency of Newport West was created when the former Newport constituency was split into two divisions in 1983. The seat is delineated by the city boundary on the west and north sides, the River Usk on the east and the Bristol Channel on the south. It contains part of the town of Newport and suburbs on the west bank of the River Usk. The local council is in almost total Labour control, with a single Conservative forming the opposition.


Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to Newport West Conservative Association, 1917-1989, comprising minute books, 1917-1982, including those of the Women's Branch, 1926-1982; ward minutes, 1939-1967; account books, 1925-1978; and miscellaneous papers comprising a scrapbook of political leaflets, pamphlets, circulars, cuttings, etc., 1938-1947, electoral registers, 1988-1989, and copies of outgoing letters from the chairman, 1973.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minute books; ward minutes; account books; and miscellanea.

Conditions governing access: Some files are closed for 50 years after the last date in each file: exemption s40, Freedom of Information Act 2000. Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1998, pp.48-49, 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 possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the Newport West Conservative Association by Peter Davies, Newport, in 1997.



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; The Conservative Party website(, viewed 17 June 2003; Wikipedia online encyclopedia ( viewed 20 December 2005

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Newport West Conservative Association | Archives
Political parties | Wales | Newport
Women | Wales | Newport (Gwent) | Political activity

Personal names

Corporate names
Newport Conservative and Unionist Association
Newport Conservative and Unionist Association | Women's Branch
Newport West Conservative Association
Welsh Conservatives (Political party)

Glamorgan (Wales)
Newport (Wales)

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