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Labour Party

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Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Press cuttings, speech notes and typescript., 11 Mar 1924 - 27 Jun 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/69
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's election address (March, Abbey Division, Westminster, London) on the threat of a Socialist Government, the party system and WSC's own position, standing against the official Conservative candidate, Otho Nicholson. Also includes a press cutting reporting the speech.Speech notes for WSC's election address (11 March, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London) on the need for stable government and the harmful results of the party system and frequent changes of Government,...
Dates: 11 Mar 1924 - 27 Jun 1924
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 11 Feb 1950 - 24 Feb 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/32A-C
Scope and Contents Press Association transcript and press cutting from the Sevenoaks News reporting WSC's election address (11 February, Sevenoaks [Kent] Constitutional Club) on the Labour threat to the economy and the Empire. Also includes transcript of comments by Ness Edwards [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Labour and National Service] on WSC's responsibility for sending in troops during the miners' strike at [Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales, 1910]. Part published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 7935 -...
Dates: 11 Feb 1950 - 24 Feb 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 30 Sep 1951 - 12 Oct 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/43A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's election campaign (30 September - 10 October) on subjects including the grim economic outlook, regaining Britain's prestige abroad, the advantages of not winning the last election and improving the National Health Service. Source material includes: notes by 1st Lord Moran [earlier Charles Wilson] on the National Health Service, national unity and peace through strength, the tone of WSC's election broadcast, rearmament, Labour attempts to take credit for...
Dates: 30 Sep 1951 - 12 Oct 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 14 Oct 1951 - 23 Oct 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/44A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's election address (15 October, Huddersfield Town Hall [Yorkshire]) on subjects including: the decision by the Colne Valley [Yorkshire] Conservatives to support a Liberal candidate to stop Labour from winning the seat; the duty of all Conservatives and Liberals to combine against Labour; a tribute to Lady Violet Bonham-Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet Lady Bonham- Carter, later Violet, Lady Asquith of Yarnbury], Liberal candidate for Colne Valley;...
Dates: 14 Oct 1951 - 23 Oct 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 06 Oct 1951 - 09 Oct 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/58A-C
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's election address (16 May 1955, Sir James Hawkey Hall, Woodford [Essex]) on subjects including: WSC's resignation as Prime Minister and his appointment of Sir Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] as his successor; the Government's record on the economy, employment, social services, housing and the reduction of economic controls; the threat of a return to Socialism; the support of Clement Attlee [leader of the Labour Party] for the hydrogen bomb and Western...
Dates: 06 Oct 1951 - 09 Oct 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 04 Jun 1945 - 21 Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/208A-C
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's election broadcast (4 June) entitled "Party politics again" on the forthcoming election including: his regret that it was not postponed until the end of the war against Japan; the establishment of a "National Government" composed of Conservative Party members; criticism of the behaviour of the Liberal and Labour parties and of socialism "No Socialist government conducting the entire life and industry of the country could afford to allow free, sharp, or violently-worded...
Dates: 04 Jun 1945 - 21 Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, source material, typescript and press cuttings., 04 May 1923 - 03 Nov 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/70A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (2 July 1924, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Centenary dinner, Hotel Cecil, London). Source material includes notes on the founding of the service, modern lifeboats, typical rescues and funding. Published: Complete Speeches IV p 3463 (part).Speech notes for WSC's speech (17 July 1924, Association of Advertising Clubs of the World Convention, Wembley, London), on the cause of depression in trade and consumption, and the need for advertising to strengthen...
Dates: 04 May 1923 - 03 Nov 1924
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., Jul 1944 - 16 Feb 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/16A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (23 January 1948, House of Commons) on the foreign affairs debate including: support for the Labour government's foreign policy; affairs and events in various countries including Greece, Italy and the United States; his predictions of the Cold war in his Fulton speech ["The Sinews of Peace" see CHUR 5/4A-B] and the need for reconciliation between France and Germany at Zurich ["The Tragedy of Europe", see CHUR 5/8]; criticism of a speech by Herbert Morrison, Lord...
Dates: Jul 1944 - 16 Feb 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes and source material., 02 Mar 1935 - 12 Nov 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/115A-B
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (21 March, Albert Hall, London, India Defence League Demonstration) entitled "Dead as Mutton" on the Government of India bill and his misgivings about the National Government. Part published: Complete Speeches V pp 5557-8.Notes for WSC's speech (26 September, City Carlton Club Luncheon, London) on German rearmament, Italian designs in Abyssinia [Ethiopia], and the League of Nations. Also includes: letter of support from Sir Austen Chamberlain. Published: Complete...
Dates: 02 Mar 1935 - 12 Nov 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [09] [Jan] [1922]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/120/45-52
Scope and Contents Press statement by WSC suggesting that it is unfair that David Lloyd George should be subject to "threats and menaces" about a possible general election whilst he is engaged on very important disarmament negotiations at the Washington Conference, asserting that Britain is highly respected among other nations, that the Coalition, having faced the challenges of the war and subsequent reconstruction, is very strong, that the election of a Labour Government would be a disaster and that therefore...
Dates: [09] [Jan] [1922]
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), 13 Jan 1922 - 14 Jan 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/120/53
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Letter from Edward Shortt, Home Secretary, to WSC announcing his intention of withdrawing special police protection for Cabinet ministers against attacks from Sinn Fein and asking for WSC's views, 13 Jan. Annotated by WSC that he answered agreeing in general but stating that protection should still be provided on special occasions such as public meetings, 14 Jan.

Dates: 13 Jan 1922 - 14 Jan 1922
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), 12 Sep 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/124B/143-144
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] on: the danger of the Coalition breaking up when unity is essential to meet the challenge of the Labour Party; the inclination of 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] and [David Lloyd George] to have a general election in October; the evidence from Scotland that the longer the election was postponed the worse it would be for the Coalition; WSC's reluctant agreement to an October election; the forthcoming meeting at Chequers to plan...
Dates: 12 Sep 1922
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), 06 Oct 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/135/29-31
Scope and Contents Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] on the grave threat posed to the Government by the Liberal amendment calling for an enquiry [into the dropping of charges against John Campbell] and the need to ensure that it is carried. Warns of the difficulties the Conservatives would face if they took office in the present parliament with the support of the Asquithian Liberals and argues that now is the time when a general election will do maximum damage to...
Dates: 06 Oct 1924
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), 07 Oct 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/135/43-48
Scope and Contents Statement for the Press Association by WSC describing how a full parliamentary enquiry into the dropping of charges against John Campbell would get to the bottom of the matter but arguing that the Government cannot agree to one being conducted because it would mean that parliament has no confidence in it. In an election this issue and that of the Russian treaty could be fairly represented as examples of the way in which members of the Government have been deflected from the right courses...
Dates: 07 Oct 1924
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), 14 Dec 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/127/44
Scope and Contents Letter from Sir William Graham Greene (Travellers' Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on the conviction of Lord Alfred Douglas and attributing WSC's electoral defeats in Dundee [Angus, Scotland] and Leicester to unfair attacks on him, although Greene thinks WSC should have stood for a Manchester constituency rather than a Leicester one. Greene adds that a Labour government would be hard pressed to disprove WSC's words about them and he praises [the second volume of "The...
Dates: 14 Dec 1923
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), 13 Oct 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/237/114
Scope and Contents Letter from "Archie" [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso, Leader, Liberal Parliamentary Party] (Dalnawillan, Altnabreac, Caithness [Scotland]), to WSC, regretting that he is unable to accept WSC's dinner invitation. He comments on his admiration for WSC's speeches, and his delight at seeing WSC's "stock soaring!", but thinks that "a November election would be a rotten trick to play", particularly unfair on the Labour Party and also the Liberals, as they have been supporting the...
Dates: 13 Oct 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Nov 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/238/19-22
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Letter from Cecil L'Estrange Malone, Phene Street, Chelsea SW3 to WSC, enclosing cuttings from the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, on his decision not to stand as Labour candidate for Northampton in the forthcoming General Election, because of his disagreement with the Party's foreign policy.

Dates: 05 Nov 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/194A/23-25
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Letter from WSC to Clement Attlee [Deputy Prime Minister and Lord President of the Council, leader of the Labour Party] proposing a continuation of the coalition until a decisive victory has been gained over Japan [carbon].

Dates: 18 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/196/54-55
Scope and Contents Letter from Sir Edward Cadogan [Conservative MP for Bolton] (Carlton Club) to WSC expressing his gratitude to WSC on the eve of the dissolution of the House of Commons: states how proud he has been to serve under WSC's leadership "in the most memorable Parliament of all time"; comments on the decision of the Socialists to terminate the Coalition and states that the "issues at present are too grave to become the sport of party politics"; expresses the hope that WSC will long be spared "not...
Dates: 13 Jun 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), 13 Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/196/56
Scope and Contents Letter from Sir Edward Cadogan [Conservative MP for Bolton] (Carlton Club) to WSC expressing his gratitude to WSC on the eve of the dissolution of the House of Commons: states how proud he has been to serve under WSC's leadership "in the most memorable Parliament of all time"; comments on the decision of the Socialists to terminate the Coalition and states that the "issues at present are too grave to become the sport of party politics"; expresses the hope that WSC will long be spared "not...
Dates: 13 Jun 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), 28 May 1945

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), 23 Oct 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/135/96-97
Scope and Contents Letter from [WSC] (Unionist Central Committee Rooms, 66 High road, South Woodford, Essex) to Godfrey W James, chairman of the Pontypool Unionist Association [Monmouthshire, Wales] asserting that whereas Socialist leaders have declared their intention of destroying the Liberal Party, the Conservatives have in some constituencies withdrawn in favour of Liberal candidates, and that the ideological gulf between Liberalism and Socialism is unbridgeable whilst Liberals and Conservatives share the...
Dates: 23 Oct 1924
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), 26 Sep 1924 - 12 Dec 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/136/102-103
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Letters, dated 26 Sep and 31 Oct, from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to WSC declaring his belief in a conspiracy to undermine the Empire, accusing the Labour Government of being the tools of the conspirators, and commenting on the results of the general election with reference to the need for unity in facing this danger. With annotations by Beamont, 12 Dec. Sent with CHAR 2/136/101.

Dates: 26 Sep 1924 - 12 Dec 1924
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), 12 Jun 1945

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), 03 Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/198A/30
Scope and Contents Letter from Harold Laski [Professor of political science at the University of London and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Labour Party] (Devon Lodge, Addison Bridge Place, W14 [London]) to WSC marked "private and confidential" informing him of the decision taken at the last meeting of the Labour Party National Executive not to put a Labour Party candidate in the field against him "not because we thought he might win, but because, on personal grounds, we did not wish to add , even...
Dates: 03 Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open, with the exception of folios 63 and 202 which have been closed on the instructions of the Cabinet Office under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act but are available in 'sanitised' form. Review 2021.
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