By Aaron Edwards

This e-book is the 1st definitive historical past of the Northern eire Labour get together (NILP), a special political strength which drew its help from Protestants and Catholics and have become electorally practicable 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 individuals 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 normal elections. As British Labour’s ‘sister’ get together within the province from the past due Twenties until eventually the past due Seventies, the NILP may well depend on considerable fraternal and organisational help at severe junctures in its background. regardless of its political successes the NILP’s importance has been downplayed by means of historians, partially end result of the loss of empirical facts and in part to enhance the simplistic view of Northern eire because the website of the main protracted sectarian clash in sleek Europe. For the 1st time this booklet brings jointly vital archival assets and the oral tales of former NILP contributors to give an explanation for the enigma of a rare political celebration working in outstanding situations. The ebook situates the NILP’s successes and screw ups in a huge old framework, offering the reader with a balanced account of twentieth-century Northern Irish political heritage. This ebook will entice scholars and students of labour pursuits, 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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