Here is how the Liberals of the time attacked Labour’s Land Policy ahead of a general election that resulted in a hung Parliament (Labour 287, Conservative 206, Liberal 59). … Read the full post »
Read about the 1929 general election in which Ramsay MacDonald’s Labour Party ended up with the largest number of seats but short of an overall majority.
Back in the early 20th century, political parties used to record speeches and distribute gramophone copies around the country for replaying at local meetings. … Read the full post »
Today’s selection from the archives is a pair of one sided flyers advertising public meetings in support of the 1929 Liberal campaign in Nottingham Central. … Read the full post »
Today’s leaflet in my series on old election leaflets is a centrally produced Labour party 4-pager from 1929. As with the Conservative leaflet from 1931 which I previously featured, the design may be very different from good modern leaflets, but the content has some very familiar overtones. … Read the full post »
Margaret Wintringham was the third woman to be elected an MP, the second to take her seat and the first to be a Liberal for her two female predecessors in winning election were Countess Markievicz (Sinn Fein, did not take her seat) and Nancy Astor (Conservative, first female MP to take her seat). … Read the full post »