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Public and Political: General: Ross and Cromarty By-election: Randolph Churchill's candidature., 10 Jan 1936 - 07 Apr 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/287

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Randolph Churchill on subjects including his adoption as Conservative candidate for Ross and Cromarty [Scotland], his willingness to support a Liberal candidate, canvassing, the [National Government] candidate, Malcolm MacDonald, local support, press reaction to his candidature, local agricultural conditions and economic distress, and WSC's popularity in the area (9); Brendan Bracken on Randolph's poor chances; John Astor [owner of the Times] on a suggestion in the Times that WSC prompted Randolph's candidature.Other subjects include: Randolph's success as a speaker; requests for help from WSC in the campaign.Also includes: press cuttings from the Scottish Daily Express on Randolph's adoption and support for his campaign; copy of Randolph's election sheet and address, with draft notes for the address; note [by WSC] to 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] on fathers and sons in politics; election pamphlet on Randolph's agricultural policies; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC and Violet Pearman [Secretary to WSC].[See also Churchill Additional Papers, WCHL 1/18, for copies of letters from WSC and Randolph to John Sellar, Randolph's supporter in the campaign, 1936-40].

Dates

  • 10 Jan 1936 - 07 Apr 1936

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

1 file(s) (1 bound file (42 folios))

Language of Materials

English

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