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Inside the Labour files

The Labour Party’s entire archive has now been made publicly available at the National Library. Here, we sift through some of its most fascinating nuggets

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

10th January, 2015

The Labour Party donated its entire archive to the National Library more than two years ago.

It has been diligently catalogued since then by Ross Higgins, a professional archivist paid for by the party.

Now publicly available in the National Library’s reading room, the archive of documents on party meetings, election campaigns and financial affairs provides a behind-the-scenes look at Labour’s history over the past 100 years. And even though the party has put material...

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