Colne Valley Divisional Labour Union minute book CVL/GV/1/1/1891

Dated 1891-1900

Extent: 1 volume

The minutes record the formation of the Colne Valley Division of Labour Union on 21 July 1891 through to the the first General Council Meeting of the Colne Valley Labour League on 23 June 1900. The motion to form the Union was proposed by Mr George Hy Cotton, seconded by Mr Saville Hirst and supported by Mr George Garside, with the intention of forming 'a Labour Union on the lines of the Bradford Labour Union. To be called the Colne Valley Divisional Labour Union.' The minutes record the actions taken at each committee and council meeting.

The minutes record: the names and personnel changes of the Union's Executive Committee members; the setting up of the membership subscription scheme; the organisation of public demonstrations and events; the Union's interaction with other Labour organsiations and trade unions; the creation of a constitution for the Colne Valley Labour Union; finances and the candidacy of Tom Mann as an Independent Labour Party candidate for the Colne Valley Division and his defeat in the general election of 1895. They also indicate a decline in the membership and activities of the Colne Valley Labour Union after 1895.

Minutes and committee papers

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