Booklet marks 100 years of local Labour Party

David Russell. Pic: Labour Party.

David Russell. Pic: Labour Party.

Labour Party

North Norfolk Labour Party has released a booklet marking the organisation’s centenary.

Author David Russell put together the publication, called The Banner Bright, which details the history of the local party.

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It tells the story of local Labour MPs, as well memories of members, past party workers, and candidates.

On July 23, Mr Russell presented £100 to the Trunch Methodist Chapel, raised through him signing copies of The Banner Bright.

He said: "The links with the North Norfolk Labour Party and its methodist MPs Edwin Gooch and Bert Hazell - both Agricultural Workers Union presidents - and its former agent Arthur Amis, and member of the Trunch Branch of the union - whose long service badge I wear with pride today - are well recorded in The Banner Bright."

He added: "They gave their all for the Labour Party in North Norfolk and should not be forgotten."

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