Fonds GB 0210 NEWTION - Newport West Conservative Association Records,

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Newport West Conservative Association Records,


  • 1917-1989 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.172 cubic metres (7 boxes)

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Administrative history

Newport first came to the fore in politics as the scene of Chartist uprising in 1839. The current constituency of Newport West was created when the former Newport constituency was split into two divisions in 1983. The seat is delineated by the city boundary on the west and north sides, the River Usk on the east and the Bristol Channel on the south. It contains part of the town of Newport and suburbs on the west bank of the River Usk. The local council is in almost total Labour control, with a single Conservative forming the opposition.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by the Newport West Conservative Association by Peter Davies, Newport, in 1997.

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Scope and content

Records relating to Newport West Conservative Association, 1917-1989, comprising minute books, 1917-1982, including those of the Women's Branch, 1926-1982; ward minutes, 1939-1967; account books, 1925-1978; and miscellaneous papers comprising a scrapbook of political leaflets, pamphlets, circulars, cuttings, etc., 1938-1947, electoral registers, 1988-1989, and copies of outgoing letters from the chairman, 1973.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are possible.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: minute books; ward minutes; account books; and miscellanea.

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Conditions governing access

Some files are closed for 50 years after the last date in each file: exemption s40, Freedom of Information Act 2000. Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1998, pp.48-49, at the National Library of Wales.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2003.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries; The Conservative Party website(, viewed 17 June 2003; Wikipedia online encyclopedia ( viewed 20 December 2005;

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