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Labour Newspapers on The Archive – Charting the Early History of the Labour Party

In the run up to the centenary of the first Labour government, formed on the 22 January 1924 under the leadership of Ramsey MacDonald, we have been adding Labour newspapers to The Archive which chart the early history of the Labour Party. These newspapers, of which there are four so far, are an essential resource for anybody researching or with an interest in the origins, formation and rise of the Labour party. Available on The Archive are: Title Available Years Daily

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 116,100 new pages to The Archive, and we are delighted to welcome five very special new newspapers to our collection. Three of these newspapers are early socialist publications, which trace the origins of the Labour party movement, including the election of the first Labour government in 1924 and beyond. These titles are Forward (Glasgow), the Labour Leader and Clarion. Later on in the blog we will take an in depth look at these titles, which are a must read for

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