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 …
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The Parliamentary Archives provides access to the archives of the House of Lords, the House of Commons and to other records relating to Parliament. We also provide a records management service for both Houses of Parliament. The Parliamentary Archives holds several million historical records relating to Parliament, dating from 1497.