Originally, MPs were supposed to serve, without compensation, but in 1911, the large numbers of members of the Independent Labour Party
elected, who supported the Liberal government then in office, needed salaries to compensate for the jobs they had to give up.
A neighbour and confidant of Emmeline Pankhurst in Ancoats, Grayson married the daughter of a wealthy Bolton banker and became a leading figure in Manchester's Independent Labour Party
On this day: 1893 - Scotsman Keir Hardie, above, helped found the Independent Labour Party
1893 - Britain's Independent Labour Party
, a precursor to the current Labour Party, meets for the first time.
1983 T13 JANUARY The Independent Labour Party
held its first meeting.
Locally, the impending European conflict was labelled "insane" at a meeting of the Independent Labour Party
held in St George's Square.
On the opposite spectrum, two parties--the Independent Labour Party
and the Communist Party of Canada--were rooted in the city's working class and centred in the city's diverse North End.
McNulty persuasively argues that there was a common core of radicalism growing out of the nineteenth century, which spanned the Independent Labour Party
(ILP), through the Fabians to the Liberal Party--and that some members of the CPGB (notably Ivor Montagu) shared these values before Stalinism eclipsed this more pluralistic domestic political culture in the mid-1950s.
But just as quickly they became exhausted, fell prey to factionalism before a group - led by Maxton - walked into the wilderness in the 1930s, to launch the Independent Labour Party
as a separate but impotent force.
Chapters are: Lancashire and the North West; the Lancashire miners; social democracy and the Labour movement; Manchester and Salford politics and the early development of the Independent Labour Party
; Lib-Labism, socialism and Labour; politics, gender, and oNewo Toryism; Cricket and the Imperial Connection; a hero in the text; rite of spring; Howard JacobsonAEs The Mighty Walzer and Manchester.
The fracturing of the left along ethnic lines often resulted in electoral defeat for socialist and Independent Labour Party
candidates at the hands of the traditional parties.
Tom Mann, a founder of the Independent Labour Party
in the UK, came to Australia and New Zealand at the turn of the 20th century to examine the 'new province of law and order'.