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Working papers and correspondence
Various correspondence and working papers created or received by the Colne Valley Labour Party in the course of its business. The records relate to a wide range of party business. The original order of these records has been maintained.
  • CVL/WP/1

    General correspondence and working papers Item

    1950s-1960s
    Various correspondence and working papers created or received by the Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party in the course of its business. The records have been loosely divided by the Party into the following subjects: Meltham Urban District Council; Meltham Women's Section; Saddleworth Urban District Labour Party; Saddleworth Urban District Labour Party Labour Group; Women's Federation; political education; Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee; Colne Valley Urban District Labour Party Labour Group; Holmfirth Urband District Council.

    The records include: annual reports and meeting agenda/minutes of the urban district parties and groups; correspondence and other records concerning administratiion of the party and election business; organising local events and activities; and newspaper cuttings.
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  • CVL/WP/2

    General correspondence and working papers Item

    1970s
    Correspondence sent by the Arthur Belcher, Secretary Organiser of the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party to individuals and groups within the Party, including: Party Organisations, Members Branches; Affiliated Organisations; Ward Secretaries; candidates for District Elections; trades union branches; and election agents. The correspondence concerns a wide range of party business including: resolutions submitted for Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party General Meetings; Christmas Draws and gift days; candidates for local government elections; election organisation; new party structure; membership; and party fees and finances.
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  • CVL/WP/3

    General correspondence and working papers Item

    1980s
    Various correspondence and working papers created or received by the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party in the course of its business. The records cover a wide range of party business, including: administrative records, reports and meeting agenda/minutes of the Constituency Party and those of the urban district parties and groups that comprise it; correspondence and other records concerning the central Labour Party; records concerning the organisation of local and parliamentary elections and the selection of candidates; correspondence with members concerning the membership and structure of the Party; records concerning the Party's finances; and records organising local events and activities.
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  • CVL/WP/4

    General correspondence and working papers Item

    1990s
    Various correspondence and working papers created or received by the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party in the course of its business. The records cover a wide range of party business, including: administrative records, reports and meeting agenda/minutes of the Constituency Party and those of the urban district parties and groups that comprise it; correspondence and other records concerning the central Labour Party; records concerning the organisation of local and parliamentary elections and the selection of candidates; correspondence with members concerning the membership and structure of the Party; records concerning the Party's finances; and records organising local events and activities.
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  • CVL/WP/5

    Circulars from the central Labour Party Item

    1964-1979
    Circulars sent by the central Labour Party to the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party concerning resolutions and Party rules. The records include circulars relating to the appointment of full-time agents and the endorsement of prospective parliamentary candidates.
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  • CVL/WP/6

    Trainee election agents records Item

    1972-1975
    Records concerning the placements of trainee of election agents with the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party. The records include correpondence organising the placements and reports on the trainees' work during the placement.
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  • CVL/WP/7

    Correspondence with the Oldham District Labour Party Item

    1972-1981
    Correspondence sent and received between the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party and the Oldham District Labour Party. The records include: minutes and agenda of Oldham District Labour Party, records concerning joint events; and records concerning the selection of parliamentary candidates by the Oldham District Labour Party.
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  • CVL/WP/8

    File concerning the Kirklees Metropolitan Council Advisory Panel on Footpaths Item

    1975
    The Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party was identified as a organisation with particular interest to the work of the advisory panel. This file includes the minutes of the panel's meeting on 24 Jan 1975, which were sent to the Party by the Panel with a letter of invitation for the Party to contribute towards the Panel's work.
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  • CVL/WP/9

    Records concerning challenge over misuse of House of Commons stationary by Richard Wainwright, MP Item

    1977-1978
    Correspondence concerning disciplinary matter raised by Arthur Belcher, Secretary Organiser, Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party of Richard Wainwright, Liberal MP for Colne Valley, improperly using House of Commons stationary for circulars. Mr Belcher reported the matter to Michael Foot, MP and Lord President of the Privy Council.
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  • CVL/WP/10

    Election of National Executive of Labour Party Item

    1991
    Records concerning the election of the National Executive Committee of Labour Party at 1991 Labour Party Annual Conference including ballot papers.
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