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By Aaron Edwards

This e-book is the 1st definitive background of the Northern eire Labour social gathering (NILP), a different political strength which drew its aid 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 basic elections. As British Labour’s ‘sister’ occasion within the province from the overdue Nineteen Twenties until eventually the overdue Nineteen Seventies, the NILP may well depend on sizeable fraternal and organisational help at serious junctures in its background. regardless of its political successes the NILP’s importance has been downplayed by way of historians, in part as a result loss of empirical proof and in part to augment the simplistic view of Northern eire because the website of the main protracted sectarian clash in smooth Europe. For the 1st time this ebook brings jointly very important archival resources and the oral tales of former NILP participants to give an explanation for the enigma of a rare political occasion working in remarkable conditions. The ebook situates the NILP’s successes and screw ups in a extensive ancient framework, delivering the reader with a balanced account of twentieth-century Northern Irish political historical past. This e-book will attract scholars and students of labour routine, in addition to non-specialists who desire to study 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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