- 1966-2001 / (Creation)
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The Newport West constituency was created in 1983 and was formerly part of Newport. The seat was held by Mark Robinson, a Conservative MP, from 1983 to 1987.
Paul Flynn was elected Labour MP for Newport West in 1987 and has remained in his seat to date (December 2001). He was a member of Newport County Borough Council from 1972 to 1981 and became Deputy Leader of the Council in 1980. He served as a Gwent County Councillor from 1974 to 1983, and in 1984 became a researcher for Llew Smith, the Labour MEP for South East Wales.
Councillor David J. Mayer, constituency agent to Mr Paul Flynn, is a member of the Newport County Borough Council Labour Group, representing the Malpas ward. The Newport County Borough Council is a unitary authority formed in 1996, which has a large majority of Labour councillors.
The papers reflect the activities of the Labour Party in the Newport West constituency and in the Malpas ward; the Newport County Borough Council Labour Group, and the Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union (MSF).
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Papers, 1966-2001, relating to the Newport West Labour Party; the Newport County Borough Council Labour Group; the Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union (MSF), Newport 9909 Branch; the South East Wales European Constituency Labour Party, and various election campaigns, including correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports and material relating to election campaigns.
An additional file of letters, 1956-1957, and printed leaflets etc., 2005-2006, relating to the Labour Party's activities in Newport West constituency were received. This group remains uncatalogued.
Additional papers of the donor, MP for Newport West and former member of Gwent County Council, mainly relating to local, Parliamentary and European elections, and in particular to the 2001 election. This group remains uncatalogued.
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- Newport West Labour Party. (Creator)
- Newport West Labour Party -- Records and correspondence (Subject)
- Flynn, Paul, 1935 or 6- (Subject)
- Mayer, David J. (Subject)
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