By Aaron Edwards

ISBN-10: 0719078741

ISBN-13: 9780719078743

ISBN-10: 0719086388

ISBN-13: 9780719086380

This ebook is the 1st definitive historical past of the Northern eire Labour celebration (NILP), a special political strength which drew its help from Protestants and Catholics and have become electorally possible regardless of deep-seated ethnic, spiritual and nationwide divisions. shaped in 1924 and disbanded in 1987, the NILP succeeded in returning a number of of its contributors to the locally-based Northern eire parliament in 1925–29 and 1958–72 and polled a few 100,000 votes in either the 1964 and the 1970 British common elections. As British Labour’s ‘sister’ occasion within the province from the overdue Nineteen Twenties till the past due Nineteen Seventies, the NILP may perhaps depend upon sizeable fraternal and organisational help at serious junctures in its background. regardless of its political successes the NILP’s value has been downplayed through historians, in part as a result of loss of empirical facts and in part to augment the simplistic view of Northern eire because the website of the main protracted sectarian clash in glossy Europe. For the 1st time this ebook brings jointly very important archival resources and the oral tales of former NILP contributors to give an explanation for the enigma of a rare political celebration working in striking situations. The e-book situates the NILP’s successes and screw ups in a wide old framework, supplying the reader with a balanced account of twentieth-century Northern Irish political historical past. This e-book will entice scholars and students of labour events, in addition to non-specialists who desire to research extra in regards to the NILP’s model of democratic socialism, its ideological and logistical ties to British Labour and the nature of its cross-sectarian membership.

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