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Even more striking, however, was the growth of the party's local organisations. By 1915, no less than eighty-five trades councils were affiliated, and there were also some seventy-three local Labour Parties. There was some overlapping of political function between local Labour Parties and trades councils, and in a few towns 30 A Pressure-group under Pressure (I906- I 4) both were recorded as being affiliated to the national Labour Party. But in Igo6 there had been only eightythree of both types of organisation put together.

For the 'labour unrest', see G. D. H. , 1948); for Syndicalism and Guild Socialism, see Alexander Gray, The Socialist Tradition (1946), chs. F. P. see C. Tsuzuki, H. M. Hyndman and British Socialism (1961). 34 CHAPTER III Henderson's Party : War and Reconstruction (I9I4-22) ( I ) ALTHOUGH the Labour Party had by no means ignored questions offoreign policy before July 1914, it was only with the outbreak of war that they became of paramount importance. From then onwards until 1918 and indeed in the early post-war years, up to 1922, issues of war and diplomacy were dominant in the party's councils.

Taylor, The Trouble Makers ( I957), contains an interesting account of the Union of Democratic Control. See also Henry Pelling, America and the British Lift (I956), ch. vii. On MacDonald, seeR. W. Lyman, 'James Ramsay MacDonald and the Leadership of the Labour Party, I918-22', Journal of British Studies, ii (1962). A. Hamilton's Arthur Henderson (1938) is not without merit, but lacks documentation. It may be supplemented by M. I. ), Beatrice Webb's Diaries, 191:1:-1924 (1952)- the most valuable section of the diaries for Labour Party history.

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