Professor Andrew Thorpe



with Toye R, Parliament and Politics in the Age of Asquith and Lloyd George, Cambridge University Press, 2016.

A History of the British Labour Party, 4th edition, London, Palgrave, 2015.

Parties at War: Political Organization in Second World War Britain, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009.

A History of the British Labour Party, 3rd edition, Houndmills, Palgrave, 2008.

A History of the British Labour Party, 2nd edition., London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.

The British Communist Party and Moscow, 1920-43, Manchester Univ Press, 2000.

Britain, 1916-1940, 1998.

with Rees T, International communism and the Communist International, 1919-43, Manchester Univ Pr, 1998.

A history of the British Labour Party, 1997.

The Longman companion to Britain in the era of the two world wars, 1914-45, Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd, 1994.

Britain in the 1930s, Blackwell Publishers, 1992.

The British general election of 1931, Oxford University Press, 1991.

The Failure of political extremism in inter-war Britain, University of Exeter Press, 1989.


The Communist party and the New party, Contemporary British History, vol. 23, 2009, 477-491

Reconstructing Conservative party membership in World War II Britain, Parliamentary Affairs, vol. 62, 2009, 227-241

Conservative party agents in Second World War Britain, Twentieth Century British History, 2007

'In a rather emotional state'? The Labour party and British intervention in Greece, 1944-45., The English Historical Review, vol. cxxi, no. 493, 2006, 1075-1105

Reasons for progressive disunity: Labour and Liberal politics in Britain, 1918-45, Socialist History, vol. 27, 2005, 21-42

with Ball S, Worley M, Researching the grass roots: the records of constituency level political parties in five British counties, 1918-40, Archives, vol. 29, no. 110, 2004, 72-94

Locking out the Communists: The Labour party and the Communist party, 1939-46, Twentieth Century British History


Myth and counter-myth in World War II British politics, in Edwards A, Williams C (eds) The Art of the Possible: Politics and Governance in Modern British History, 1885-1997 – Essays in Memory of Duncan Tanner (1958-2010), Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015, 121-142

Historians and Labour parties: changing methods, approaches and purposes, in Revisiting Labour History, Malta: Horizons Publishing, 2012, 61-84

The 1929 general election and the second Labour government, in Davis J, Shepherd J, Wrigley CJ (eds) The Second Labour Government, 1929-1931, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011, 16-36

Introduction, in Corthorn P, Davis J (eds) The British Labour Party and the Wider World: Domestic Politics, Internationalism and Foreign Policy, I. B. Tauris & Company, 2008, 1-24

British Communists and Anglo-French Relations between the Wars, in Capet A (eds) Britain, France and the Entente Cordiale since 1904, Palgrave, 2006, 78-104

with Ball S, Worley M, Elections, leaflets and whist drives: constituency party members in five British counties between the wars, in Worley M (eds) Labour's Grass Roots: Essays on the Activities of Local Labour Parties and Members, 1918-45, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005

One of the most backward areas of the country: The Labour Party's grass roots in the South-West of England, 1918-1945, in Worley M (eds) Labours Grassroots: Essays on the Activities of Local Labour Parties and Members, 1918-45, Ashgate, 2005, 217-240

Communist MP: Willie Gallacher and British Communism., in Morgan K, Cohen G, Finn A (eds) Agents of the Revolution: New Biographical Approaches to the History of International Communism in the Age of Lenin and Stalin, Peter Lang, 2005, 132-158

Entries on Thomas Kennedy, H. B. Lees-Smith, A. G. Walkden, and Sir Robert Young, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford: OUP, 2004

'William Graham: Labour MP and Cabinet Minister', in Gildart K, Howell D, Kirk N (eds) Dictionary of Labour Biography, Volume XI, Houndmills: Palgrave, 2003

Entries for 'A V Alexander', 'Lord Amulree', 'Arthur Greenwood', 'HM Hyndman', 'HB Lees-Smith', and 'Josiah Wedgwood', in Rosen G (eds) Dictionary of Labour Biography, London: Politicos, 2001