The 'Rise of the Left' Revisited: Labour Party Culture in Post-war Manchester and Salford
- THE RETURNING OFFICER. Brasher, Stephen // New Statesman;3/13/2015, Vol. 144 Issue 5253, p67
The article offers a brief discussion of the Labour Party candidates for seats in the British Parliament representing the Westmorland, England, district from 1924 to 1938, including politicians Reginald P. Burnett, Walter Bone, and E. V. Short.
- Strange Journey: the life of Dorothy Eckersley. Cullen, Stephen M. // Historian (02651076);Autumn2013, Issue 119, p18
The article profiles the life of British political activist Frances "Dorothy" Eckersley. According to the article, Eckersley attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and toured with acting companies in the U.S. and England. The article states that her first marriage was to musician Edward...
- The misÃ©rables of the left. Purcell, Hugh // New Statesman;9/25/2015, Vol. 144 Issue 5281, p19
The author looks at the history of the British Labour Party in the context of the election of leftist politician Jeremy Corbyn as party leader, discussing the 1947 book "Let Cowards Flinch," written by Olga Miller under the pseudonym Sagittarius with cartoons by Victor Weisz, the "New Statesman"...
- "Thatcher was good-looking and brilliant". Behr, Rafael // New Statesman;3/29/2013, Vol. 142 Issue 5151/5152, p24
The article discusses British Labour politician Denis Healey, who served in positions such as defence secretary, chancellor, and deputy leader from the 1960s through the 1980s. Healey's military service during World War II for Great Britain's army, his artistic hobbies during retirement, and his...
- The left struggled to understand Thatcher. When it finally did, the result was New Labour. Cowley, Jason // New Statesman;4/12/3013, Vol. 142 Issue 5153/5154, p53
The author discusses the influence of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on the political left wing of Great Britain, with particular focus on the response to her economic and social conservatism policies by the Labour Party. Various aspects of the Thatcher administrations are...
- Defectors I. Brasher, Stephen // New Statesman;5/31/2013, Vol. 142 Issue 5160, p57
The article looks at Desmond Donnelly, former British Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Pembrokeshire between 1950 and 1970, who left the Labour Party in 1968 and wrote the book "Gaderene '68," which criticized British Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
- Public-Sector Strikes in the 'Winter of Discontent'. Seifert, Roger // Historical Studies in Industrial Relations;9/1/2015, Issue 36, p219
John Shepherd's chapter on public-sector strikes provides a useful overview of what happened, giving due weight to the plight of both the low-paid manual workers and their trade-union leaders. However, he tends to ignore the sector-by-sector negotiations; he lacks understanding of the politics...
- â€˜Affluenceâ€™ and the Left in Britain, c.1958â€“1974*. middleton, stuart // English Historical Review;Feb2014, Vol. 129 Issue 536, p107
Accounts of British politics in the 1950s and 1960s have treated â€˜affluenceâ€™ as a socio-economic condition to which political thinkers and actors responded, with greater or lesser success. This overlooks the contemporary significance of â€˜affluenceâ€™, which is better...
- Speak for Britain! A New History of the Labour Party. By Martin Pugh. Shaffer, Ryan // Twentieth Century British History;Sep2012, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p430
A review of the book "Speak for Britain! A New History of the Labour Party," by Martin Pugh, is presented.