Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away on Sunday.

Read our tribute.


Political and Trade Union records

  1. What's available

    We hold a number of political and trade union records at the Central Library including:

    • Suffrage Movement
    • Chartism and the Anti-Corn Law League
    • Liberal Party
    • Labour Party
    • Conservative Party
    • Communist Party
    • Trade Unions
    • Disarmament
    • Co-operative Societies
    • Other political archives

  2. How to access

    Records on microfilm can be viewed on the ground floor of Central Library. Materials with a reference number starting GB can be viewed in the search room, please make an appointment.

    Restrictions apply to some records. To request access, email

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