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Conservative Party

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Found in 923 Collections and/or Records:

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Public and Political: General: Political: arrangements for the Conservative Party North-Western Area Meeting at King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, December 1947., Feb 1947 - Feb 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/60
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (2); representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office (7); George Drayson; H Haygarth Jackson, Executive Member of the Cotton Board; Eric Errington, Chairman [North-West Area of Conservative Associations] (2); Reginald Maudling (3); John Wyndham [later 1st Lord Egremont]; Charles Nowell, City Librarian, Manchester, on a visit by WSC; Etienne Cottet of the Midland Hotel on WSC's stay there (5). Also includes notes and...
Dates: Feb 1947 - Feb 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: arrangements for the Conservative Party rally at Luton Hoo [Bedfordshire], June 1948., Dec 1947 - Jul 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/61
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office, including Marjorie Maxse [Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party], (8); John Howard, Chairman of the Eastern Area [Conservative and Unionist Association] (2); [Frances] Joan, Lady Davidson (4); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office]; Richard Proby [Chairman, National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations]. Also includes notes and copies of...
Dates: Dec 1947 - Jul 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: arrangements for the Scottish Unionist Association Conference at Glasgow, May 1949., Dec 1948 - May 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/74
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Correspondents include: Sir Arthur Young [Scottish Unionist Whip] (3); 1st Lord Weir. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford] and Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow].Other subjects include: an invitation from the Lord Provost of Glasgow [Victor Dunn]; WSC's speech being recorded by news-reel; WSC's hotel accommodation.Also includes: programme for WSC and CSC's visit; agenda for the conference.

Dates: Dec 1948 - May 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Conservative conference, Blackpool [Lancashire], October 1954., 27 Mar 1954 - 08 Feb 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/134
Scope and Contents Correspondents on WSC's attendance of the Conservative Party conference include: 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office]; Geoffrey Drewe [Assistant to Honorary Treasurers, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] on WSC's expenses (2); representatives for E W Arkle, Commercial Superintendent, British Transport Commission, on WSC's journey to Blackpool (4);.Other subjects include: accommodation, travel and expenses.Also includes: notes...
Dates: 27 Mar 1954 - 08 Feb 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Conservative conference, Margate [Kent], October 1953., 28 Jul 1953 - 22 Dec 1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/132
Scope and Contents Correspondents on WSC's attendance of the Conservative Party conference include: Peter Goldman [Head of Home Affairs Section, Conservative Party]; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis], Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, asking WSC to attend the conference; Geoffrey Drewe [Assistant to Honorary Treasurers, Conservative Party] on WSC's conference expenses (2).Other subjects include: travel and accommodation arrangements.Also includes: proofs of the draft conference...
Dates: 28 Jul 1953 - 22 Dec 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Conservative Party answers to election questionnaires., 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/124
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Contains questions and answers prepared by Conservative and Unionist Central Office on a variety of election issues including: agricultural matters; animal welfare; various aspects of foreign affairs including China, Germany, Japan, Persia [Iran], South Africa, and Mexico; civil servants; education; housing matters; the health service; women; transport particularly by road; pensions; economic affairs including taxation; the constitutional position of Scotland and Wales.

Dates: 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Conservative Party literature for the 1951 election., 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/123
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Includes copies of: the Conservative election manifesto; leaflets and pamphlets issued by Conservative and Unionist Central Office and others; editions of the Sunday Dispatch and the Northern Echo; leaflets on voting.Subjects covered include: international affairs, including the Empire, the Commonwealth and Europe; national output, nationalisation and other industrial matters; housing matters; food supplies; old-age pensions; families; farming; rail transport.

Dates: 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Conservative Party manifesto [for the 1950 election]: correspondence, proofs and drafts., Dec 1949 - Jan 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/89
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: R A Butler and Richard Law [later 1st Lord Coleraine]. Also includes note from WSC's secretary Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow].Includes: summary of Conservative and Unionist proposals; details of election dates 1929-45; galley proofs and drafts of the manifesto (entitled "This is the road") and WSC's introduction.Subjects covered include: the economy, British industry and agriculture, social services, Britain's position in the world, national and constitutional...
Dates: Dec 1949 - Jan 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-B., Nov 1945 - Dec 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/52A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Prime Minister Clement Attlee (3); Paul Beards [Assistant Private Secretary to Attlee]; Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Chatfield (2), General Admiral Conrad Albrecht (2), and Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Attlee] (3) on pensions for German war veterans; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (4); 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] (2); Julian Amery on completing J L Garvin's life of Joseph Chamberlain; Bhimrao Ambedkar (2) (see CHUR 2/52A/41);...
Dates: Nov 1945 - Dec 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-B., May 1948 - Feb 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/80
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Abdullah [ibn Hussein], King of Jordan [earlier Transjordan], (2) and Edward Tomkins (Foreign Office) on a visit to the United Kingdom by Abdullah; Dean Acheson [Secretary of State, United States] on WSC's visit to the United States; Sir Richard Acland and Donald Bruce [later Lord Bruce of Donnington, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister of Health] forewarning WSC of criticism in the House of Commons; Konrad Adenauer [Federal Chancellor of Germany] on WSC's...
Dates: May 1948 - Feb 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political; Correspondence A-B., Dec 1949 - Nov 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/94
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Vyvyan Adams; 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg]; Waris Ameer Ali on Indo-Pakistani affairs; Leo Amery (4); Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] (3) including 2 on his personal plans; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin], Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party, on Lady Megan Lloyd George; Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; James Harden on being re-elected...
Dates: Dec 1949 - Nov 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-C., Jun 1947 - Dec 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/67A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Vyvyan Adams (4); Reginald Maudling; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (3); Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe] (3); James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (7); Garry Allighan; Leo Amery (6); John Andrews; Michael Astor; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research...
Dates: Jun 1947 - Dec 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 166-7 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about living individuals until 1 January 2024.
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-C., Jun 1950 - Oct 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/113A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Richard Acland on the "Churchill Arch" in the House of Commons; Commander Peter Agnew withdrawing his candidacy at Ormskirk [Lancashire]; Patrick Kinna (Foreign Office); representatives of the Conservative Research Department including [Richard] Michael Fraser [later Lord Fraser of Kilmorack] (4); Garry Allighan on his expulsion from the House of Commons; Cuthbert Alport; Leo Amery on Persian [Iranian] oil; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman,...
Dates: Jun 1950 - Oct 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence A-C., Oct 1951 - Jul 1962

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/127A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Reid, Lord Provost of Aberdeen [Scotland] on WSC's visit there in 1952; David Pitblado [Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden] (3); Frank Glaves-Smith [Principal Private Secretary to President of the Board of Trade]; Konrad Adenauer [Federal Chancellor of Germany]; Sir Frederick Hoyer Millar [later 1st Lord Inchrya, British Ambassador to West Germany, later part of Germany]; John Perrin, [Principal] Private Secretary to Minister of...
Dates: Oct 1951 - Jul 1962
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-C (almost all material dates from 1946)., Jun 1945 - Dec 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/5A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Douglas Thomson on WSC visiting Aberdeen [Scotland] (2); "Scribe", 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] (2); Waris Ameer Ali on the activities of the Congress Party in India; Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] on scientists at Harwell [Berkshire]; Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe], Chairman of the Conservative Party (8); 1st Lord Davidson; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (7); Pierson Dixon [Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign...
Dates: Jun 1945 - Dec 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence A-G., Jul 1945 - Dec 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/1A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister] (3); Richard Poland [Private Secretary to Minister of Civil Aviation]; E Colston Shepherd, Secretary-General of the Air League of the British Empire; Sir George Harvie Watt (4); John Winant [United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom]; Randolph Churchill; Leo Amery on imperial preference and European unity (2); Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe, Chairman of the Conservative Party]...
Dates: Jul 1945 - Dec 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and material on steel nationalisation., Nov 1948 - Feb 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/79A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Reginald Maudling; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip]; Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir]; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] (2); Sir Andrew Duncan [Chairman of Executive Committee of British Iron and Steel Federation] (6); John Wilson [Private Secretary to Minister of Supply]; George Christ. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretary Elizabeth Gilliatt.Subjects covered by the file include:...
Dates: Nov 1948 - Feb 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers concerning [Andrew] Bonar Law Memorial College, Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire., Oct 1946 - May 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/15A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Thomas Graham, College Secretary (16); James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (2); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis], Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office; General Sir Bernard Paget, College Principal, 1947-9 (14); 1st Lord Davidson, Chairman of the Ashridge Trust (21); Admiral Sir Denis Boyd, Principal (from 1950) (3); Sir Wilfrid Eady (2), Sir Henry Tizard (2), David Pollock, 1st Lord Cunningham of Hyndhope (2), and [Francis] Raymond Evershed...
Dates: Oct 1946 - May 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on broadcasting., Jul 1946 - Sep 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/38
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip from 1948] (16); Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe]; representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office, including Stephen Pierssene [General Director], 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman] and John Profumo (6); Sir William Haley [Director-General of the BBC] (5); 1st Lord Simon of Wythenshawe [Chairman, BBC] (4); 2nd Lord Craigavon [earlier Sir James Craig] of the...
Dates: Jul 1946 - Sep 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for part of folio 31 which has been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about living individuals until 1 January 2027.
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on Conservative Party policy., Jul 1950 - Feb 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/105
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Correspondents include: R A Butler (4); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office].Subjects include: producing a statement of "General Principles" on domestic and international affairs and discussion of the effect of the rearmament policy on pledges concerning housing, economic affairs, and trade.Also includes: extract from Conservative manifesto "This is the road".

Dates: Jul 1950 - Feb 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on housing matters., Mar 1950 - Jun 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/108
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office including George Christ (4); Sir [George] Leighton Seager [later 1st Lord Leighton of St Mellons] on the export of houses; [Alfred] Ernest Marples; Harmar Harmar-Nicholls (2); Iain MacLeod; 1st Lord Simon [of Stackpole Elidor]; Sir Arnold Gridley [Chairman 1922 Committee]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel] and Elizabeth Gilliatt.Also...
Dates: Mar 1950 - Jun 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on India., Mar 1946 - Dec 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/42A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Simon [of Stackpole Elidor] (3); Prime Minister Clement Attlee (2); Patrick Donner; Bhimrao Ambedkar of the All-India Scheduled Castes Federation (9); Sir Walter Monckton (3); Sir Hamidullah Khan, Nawab of Bhopal (5); 1st Lord Wavell [Viceroy and Governor-General of India] (2); R A Butler (13); Sir Edward Souter; 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Edward Turnour]; Mahomed Ali Jinnah (3); Colonel Oliver Stanley; Charles Eade [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch; Enoch...
Dates: Mar 1946 - Dec 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on India., 1942 - Dec 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/43A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Simon [of Stackpole Elidor]; Prime Minister Clement Attlee (7); Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Attlee] (4); Francis Turnbull [Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for India] (2); James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip]; Enoch Powell; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann]; Mahomed Ali Jinnah (4); R A Butler; Harold MacMillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] (2); General 1st Lord Ismay [Chief of Staff of Lord Mountbatten of Burma, last...
Dates: 1942 - Dec 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on matters concerning agriculture, including the Agriculture Bill and agricultural policy., Nov 1946 - Mar 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/37
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip]; R A Butler; Percy Cox [agent for WSC's farms]; Harry Ferguson on mechanisation and price reduction (4); [Richard] Michael Fraser [later Lord Fraser of Kilmorack] of the Conservative Research Department. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow]; Christopher Soames.Also includes: resolutions passed...
Dates: Nov 1946 - Mar 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on Palestine., Aug 1946 - Oct 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/46A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department] (3); Paul Beards [Assistant Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee]; Clement Attlee; John Addis [Junior Private Secretary to Attlee]; Major Henry Legge-Bourke; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (2); Marcus Sieff (8); James de Rothschild; Duncan Sandys; Walter Elliot (2); Leo...
Dates: Aug 1946 - Oct 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open