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Kinnock, Neil, constituency papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 NEIKIN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Neil Kinnock Constituency Papers

Short Title: Kinnock, Neil, constituency papers

Creation date(s): 1988-1995

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.333 cubic metres (37 small boxes)

Name of creator(s): Neil Kinnock


Administrative/Biographical history: Neil Kinnock (b. 1942) was the Labour MP for the constituency of Islwyn, Gwent, from its creation in 1983 until 1995. Islwyn incorporated most of the former seat of Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, together with part of Abertillery, Monmouthshire. Neil Kinnock had served as Member of Parliament for Bedwellty, 1970-1983. He was Leader of the Labour Party, 1983-1992, and became a European Commissioner in 1995.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1988-1995, accumulated by Neil Kinnock as MP for Islwyn, mainly comprising constituency correspondence, and papers relating to local affairs, including health and welfare, industry, local government and the closure of sub-post offices in South Wales.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically and in alphabetical order by the surname of the constituent or subject concerned.

Conditions governing access: 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, 1997, pp. 65-67, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mr J. Don Touhig, MP, London, 1996.


Related material: The majority of Neil Kinnock's papers are Cambridge Univeristy, Churchill Archives Centre, KNNK. Related papers are in Gwent Record Office, Islwyn Constituency Labour Party Records.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries 1997; The Wales Yearbook 1995 (Aberystwyth 1995); Debrett's People of Today (London, 2003).

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 | Islwyn
Industries | Wales | Islwyn
Islwyn (Wales) | Politics and government | 20th century
Kinnock, Neil Gordon, | 1942- | Archives
Local government | Wales | Islwyn (district)

Personal names
Kinnock , Neil Gordon , 1942-

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