Beatrice Webb's typescript diary, October 1924-19 May 1929


1924 October, Sidney drafts Labour's election manifesto. Labour Party defeated though Sidney easily retains seat. He meets back-bench obligations but settles down to completing planned books on local government.

1925 December, Sidney re-elected to Labour Party executive.

1926 Webbs opposed to General Strike (May), and critical of intransigence of mineworkers union, but give £100 to miners' relief fund. Both awarded honorary degrees by University of Munich. Beatrice Webb, My Apprenticeship.

1927 Webbs disagree with Shaw's praise of Mussolini's dictatorship. Sidney anticipates retirement at next election. Sidney and Beatrice Webb, English Local Government VlI-lX: English Poor Law History.

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