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Labour Party

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Found in 235 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 12 Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/221/25
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Telegram from Sir Edward Grigg [later 1st Lord Altrincham, Minister of State, Middle East] to WSC marked "Personal" suggesting how WSC could respond to the controversy surrounding his [election] comments on "a socialist state" and its need for a "Gestapo".

Dates: 12 Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 28 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/201/6
Scope and Contents Letter from Major-General Sir Hugh Tudor (42 Circular Road, St Johns, Newfoundland [Canada]) thanking WSC for seeing his son. He expresses sorrow that WSC is being put through the strain of an election campaign, and comments on the Labour Party and Clement Attlee, "Now that we have smashed National Socialism in Germany Labour apparantly wants to start something like it in England. The present Labour leader as one of the Big Three seems to me rather like a mouse in a rat's job!". He expresses...
Dates: 28 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 01 Nov 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/96A/53
Scope and Contents Note from George Harvie Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC describing the political career of [1st] Lord Elton stating that: he contested the Thornbury Division of Gloucestershire as a Socialist in 1924 and 1929; that he was expelled from the Labour Party for supporting Ramsay MacDonald; that he then became honorary Political Secretary of the National Labour Committee and was editor of the National Labour Group's newsletter; that he was created a peer in 1934 by Ramsay...
Dates: 01 Nov 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Sep 1942 - 06 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/58/4-11
Scope and Contents Extracts from letter from Jennie Lee [Janet Bevan] to King Gordon, United States, intercepted by the censor: controversial comments on Sir Stafford Cripps [Lord Privy Seal], the attitude of the coal miners, organising opposition to a Conservative Government, and the resentment felt by United States airmen in Britain at slow British military development; includes covering notes between Hubert Gee [Principal Private Secretary to Minister of Labour and National Service], John Martin [Private...
Dates: 17 Sep 1942 - 06 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 11 May 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/11/4-5
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to Neville Chamberlain on the composition of the new War Cabinet: [Clement] Attlee and [Arthur] Greenwood both want to be included; WSC wants A V Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough], [Herbert] Morrison and [Ernest] Bevin; [Hugh] Dalton and [Sir Archibald] Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] must be considered; asks Chamberlain to be Lord President of the Council; adds that British and French Forces are already on the Antwerp-Namur line [Belgium]. [draft carbon;...
Dates: 11 May 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 11 May 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/11/9
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Letter from Sir Murdoch MacDonald MP to WSC proposing James Henderson-Stewart for Under-Secretary of State for Scotland; adds that he urged [Clement] Attlee and [Arthur] Greenwood to serve under WSC's premiership. [manuscript].

Dates: 11 May 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 10 May 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/11/24-25
Scope and Contents Letter from [Valentine] Lawford [Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] to [John] Higham [Private Secretary] (Admiralty) enclosing a letter from Arthur Mann [former editor of the Yorkshire Post] to Halifax warning that Labour leaders will not serve under [Neville] Chamberlain and oppose a government containing Sir John Simon or Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood] but would serve under Halifax or WSC; Labour members favoured for...
Dates: 10 May 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 11 May 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/11/26-27
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Letter from Neville Chamberlain to WSC accepting the role of leading the Commons as Lord President of the Council; cautions on Labour personalities in the War Cabinet, suggesting [Arthur] Greenwood "would be amiable and agreeable enough [but] I do not think he could contribute much else". [signed typescript].

Dates: 11 May 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Sep 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/22B/148
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Letter from WSC to Sir Douglas Hacking [Chairman, Conservative Party Organization] thanking him for his letter on the difficulties with articles and speeches by supporters of the Labour Party and the need for unity in time of National Government.

Dates: 28 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Jun 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/39/131-132
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Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] asking him to contact Josiah Wedgwood on tour in America and enquire whether he would accept a Barony of the United Kingdom and represent Labour in the House of Lords; with reply of acceptance from Wedgwood.

Dates: 14 Jun 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.