Political papers of George Caunt. ca. 1950-ca. 1980.
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George Caunt was Harold Wilson's election campaign manager and later worked as a researcher for Lord Wigg From the guide to the Political papers of George Caunt, ca.1950-ca.1980, (GB 206 Leeds University Library) ...
In the 1895 General Election the Independent Labour Party put up 28 candidates but won only 44,325 votes. James Keir Hardie (1856-1915), the leader of the party believed that to obtain success in parliamentary elections, it would be necessary to join with other left-wing groups. On 27th February 1900, representatives of all the socialist groups in Britain (the Independent Labour Party, the Social Democratic Federation and the Fabian Society, met with trade union leaders at the Memorial Hall in F...