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Gwent Archives
Islwyn Constituency Labour Party, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D3784

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Records deposited by Islwyn Constituency Labour Party

Short Title: Islwyn Constituency Labour Party, records

Creation date(s): 1911-1999

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 153 items

Name of creator(s): Bedwellty Constituency Labour Party; Islwyn Constituency Labour Party


Administrative/Biographical history: The Bedwellty parliamentary constituency was formed in 1918 from part of the former constituency of Monmouthshire. In 1983, following the Third Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission in Wales, Bedwellty became the basis for the new Islwyn constituency. The Labour Party was represented locally by the Bedwellty Division/Constituency Labour Party and later Islwyn CLP, as well as various wards. From 1918 to the present (2004) the constituency has had unbroken Labour Party representation in Parliament, namely Sir Charles Edwards, 1918-1950, Harold Finch, 1950-1970, Neil Kinnock, 1970-1995, and Don Touhig from 1995.


Scope and content/abstract: Bedwellty and Islwyn Constituency Labour Party records, 1911-1999, including minutes, 1918-1997, correspondence files, 1965-1998, membership records, 1969-1995, election papers and ephemera, 1966-1999, Annual Conference reports, 1966-1999, policy and constitutional papers, 1970-1998, Blackwood Ward Labour Party minutes, 1948-1975, and Cwmfelinfach, Ynysddu & District Labour Party minutes, 1955-1973; records relating to local Trades and Labour Councils, 1911-1974; National Union of Mineworkers Risca Lodge financial records, [1965]; minutes, correspondence and other records of the Co-operative Party, [1977]-1993; correspondence and financial records of the Campaign for Democracy in Chile, 1973-1974; papers relating to Bedwas and Machen Urban District Council, 1946-1973; printed histories and memorabilia of the trade union and Labour movement, 1967-1989; printed books and reports, 1971-1998.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Labour Party records; Trades and Labour Council records; National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area); Co-operative Party records; Campaign for Democracy in Chile (South Wales area); district council records; miscellaneous records; trade union and Labour movement; miscellaneous printed books and reports.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Language codes: eng


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Islwyn Constituency Labour Party, [2000].


Related material: Related papers are in National Library of Wales, Neil Kinnock Constituency Papers.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of records deposited by Islwyn Constituency Labour Party; Jones, Beti, Etholiadau'r ganrif, 1885-1997/Welsh elections, 1885-1997 (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 1999).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2004

Corporate minutes | Wales | Monmouthshire
Islwyn Labour Party | Archives
Political parties | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names
Kinnock , Neil Gordon , 1942-

Corporate names
Bedwellty Constituency Labour Party
Co-operative Party (Great Britain)
Islwyn Constituency Labour Party
Labour Party (Great Britain)
Labour Party (Great Britain) | Bedwellty Division

Bedwellty (Wales)
Blackwood (Caerphilly, Wales)
Islwyn (Wales)

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