I am currently researching a PhD at St Andrews University on the demise of the Liberal Party in Scotland in the 1920s. Egerton Wake played a very active role in building up the Labour Party in Scotland, first as the party’s Organising Secretary, active in Scotland, and latterly as Labour’s National Agent. He was prominent in the Union of Democratic Control during the First World War, and may have persuaded some Liberals such as Arthur Ponsonby MP to join the Labour Party. Any information on correspondence/records to illustrate any of his activities in Scotland during the 1914-29 period would be much appreciated. I know there is some correspondence in the Labour History Archive and Study Centre (People’s History Museum) in Manchester and I will be in touch with them.
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