History

JACK ASHLEY: NO BARRIERS

black and white photo of an old white man wearing glasses.

This blog was written by Richard Ward, Assistant Archives Officer. In the early hours of the 1st April 1966, BBC cameras covering the General Election captured the moment Jack Ashley was confirmed as the new Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent …

The Newport Rising

This blog was written by Katie Widdowson, Assistant Archives Officer. From July 2019, the Parliamentary Archives’ exhibition will be on the Newport Rising. You can view this display as part of a tour of the UK Parliament, find out more …

Cataloguing Tom Merry

Cartoon image of a human pyramid

This blog was written by Katie Widdowson, Assistant Archives Officer. If you have the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament over the next few months, you will be able to see a Parliamentary Archives exhibition on satirical cartoons of …