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Political: Constituency, out of office, 1923 - 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 6

Scope and Contents

This class of papers comprises material relating to the two unsuccessful election campaigns fought by WSC in West Leicester [Leicestershire] (1923) and Westminster [London] (1924) after losing his seat at Dundee.WSC fought the West Leicester seat as a Liberal, but contested the Westminster seat as an independent anti-socialist candidate. It was in this period that he began to move away from the Liberal Party, back towards the Conservatives. The papers primarily contain correspondence relating to the two election campaigns. The file on the Westminster campaign (CHAR 6/2) contains letters from many prominent public and political figures.


  • Creation: 1923 - 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 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 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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