The Inevitable March of Labour? Electoral Politics in York 1900-1914, by R.I. Ellis
Published by the University of York Borthwick Papers in 1996, 28 pages. A5 size booklet (N3563)
Condition of the booklet is excellent. The cover is bright and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
The opening paragraph: The debate on whether the Labour party was bound to replace the Liberal party has long raged. Tanner's comprehensive study has moved that debate on by showing that the extent of Labour's advance before 1914, and the Liberal's response to it, varied from area to area depending on local circumstances. There were several possible responses to the emergence of a new political party, involving strategies of absoprtion, conflict, policy reformulating, or co-operation, and this booklet examines the emergence of Labour in York before the first world war, and the response of the Liberal Party.