Labour History in Essex

Conference on October 26

The Essex County Labour Party and Labour Heritage are jointly sponsoring a Conference on the history of the Labour Movement in Essex on Saturday, 26 October, 2002, from 10.30am to 4.00pm at the Labour Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham, Essex.

John Kotz, Chair of the County Labour Party will take the chair.


  • 10.30-11.00 Conference assembles (coffee will be available)
  • 11.00-11.10 Chair's opening remarks
  • 11.10-12.05 Stan Newens (former Labour MP and MEP): The Origins and Growth of the Labour Movement in Essex
  • 12.05-1.00 Andrew Phillips (lecturer and author): The Trade Union Movement in Essex in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century
  • 1.00-2.00 Lunch (provided by the Essex County Labour Party)
  • 2.00-3.00 John Gyford (Labour councillor and author): Tom Driberg, the 1942 Maldon By-election and its Significance Nationally and Locally
  • 3.00-3.45 Stan Newens: Preserving Labour: Records and the Development Work on Labour History

There will be an opportunity to put questions and participate in discussion at the conclusion of each speaker's contribution. Fee: 3 pounds sterling per person (which includes lunch). Please send to John Kotz High Gables, Foxearth, Sudbury CO10 7JE. Other details: