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Silkin, John Ernest, 1923 - 1987 (politician)



  • Existence: 1923 - 1987

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


The Papers of John Ernest Silkin

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SLKN
Scope and Contents

The papers held at Churchill Archives Centre cover Silkin's Parliamentary and Ministerial career, and his other public interests, including the Channel Tunnel, the E.E.C. and the dairy industry. There is material of particular interest on Silkin's difficulties with his Constituency Party in Deptford, and on the Labour Party Leadership and Deputy Leadership elections in 1980 and 1983.

Dates: 1950 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Closures of individual files are noted in the paper catalogue, please ask staff for further details.