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Public and Political: General: Conservative and Unionist Party., 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/545

Scope and Contents

WSC's correspondence and papers as Party Leader File also contains letters and minutes by WSC's Private Office staff, including John Martin, John Peck, Miss E M Watson, John Colville, and Leslie Rowan, and WSC's Parliamentary Private Secretary George Harvie Watt.Correspondents include: Ralph Assheton, (later Lord Clitheroe) Chairman of the Party (3); Nora Sabel, Conservative and Unionist Central Office (4); Prof. Lewis Namier (2) on invitation to become President of Manchester University Conservative Association; Lord Beaverbrook (2) on method of selection of candidates for constituencies, and on the intention of 300 out of 379 Conservative and Liberal National MPs to stand again, and the need to dissuade many of them from doing so, stating that they should be replaced by candidates with experience in war, and no political past; Sir Robert Topping, General Director, on the success of the Party Conference; Richard Proby, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, on arrangements for the Party Conference; James Stuart (later Lord Stuart of Findhorn), Government Chief Whip, proposing a Committee of Conservative Ministers to consider the Government programme; Peter Thorneycroft, on compulsory military service; Lord Nuffield on donation to Conservative election funds.File also includes Central Office memorandum on the position as to parliamentary vacancies in England, Scotland and Wales in Jan 1945; Minutes of meeting of the Local Government Advisory Committee; lists of Ministers speaking engagements during election campaign; lists of release of Election Agents from the services.


  • Creation: 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Jul 1945

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1 file(s) (1 bound file, 136 items)

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