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Public and Political: General: Parliamentary candidates., 01 Jun 1945 - 31 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/546A-B

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Correspondence and papers on Parliamentary candidates at the 1945 General Election File includes correspondence on Sir Ernest Bennett, National Labour MP for Cardiff Central, claiming the seat, in spite of announcing his intention to retire in 1939, with comments by Sir Robert Topping, Director General of the Conservative Party; correspondence with Wing Commander Eric Bullus (2) on his desire to stand as a Conservative candidate at the General Election, with note from Ralph Assheton (later Lord Clitheroe), Party Chairman; correspondence on Lt-Colonel John Carr, on his desire to stand as a Conservative candidate at the General Election, with note by Ralph Assheton; letter from Ruby, Lady Carson, on her son Edward Carson, Conservative candidate for the Isle of Thanet, with draft of WSC's letter of support; correspondence on Stephen King-Hall, Independent National candidate in Ormskirk, Lancs, (3) with text of WSC's telegram to his Conservative opponent, A C Greg, stating that he did not regard King-Hall as a supporter, and that he had no desire to see him returned at the Election; correspondence with Major-General Robert Laycock (2) on offer from Bassetlaw Conservative Association to stand at the General Election; correspondence with Harold Macmillan (later Lord Stockton) (3) on invitation to stand as Conservative candidate for St George's Westminster, and his decision to decline, and stand again in Stockton, with notes by Ralph Assheton, and Sir John Murray, Chairman of St George's Conservative Association; correspondence with Brigadier Roger Peake on his decision to stand as Conservative candidate at Wycombe, Bucks; correspondence with F H Collier (2) asking for WSC's support as Conservative candidate in West Bermondsey; correspondence with Robert Sanderson (7), on his desire to stand as a Conservative candidate at the General Election, 1944-45, with notes by Colonel Harold Mitchell and Ralph Assheton; correspondence with Dennis Stucley, on his decision to withdraw as Conservative candidate for South Moulton, Devon, because of the Party's decision not to oppose sitting Liberal National candidates, with letters from George Lambert, father of the Liberal National candidate, and Ralph Assheton (2); correspondence with Sir Robert Tasker, (3) on his retirement as MP for Holborn, and the adoption of Group Captain Max Aitken, with notes by Aitken, and James Stuart, Chief Whip (2); correspondence on Colin Thornton-Kemsley, including note on his service career by Sir James Grigg, Secretary of State for War, with lists of existing members and adopted candidates serving in the Forces; correspondence on Air Vice-Marshal Sir John Tremayne (formerly Babingon) (2), including notes by Desmond Morton and Ralph Assheton (2).


  • Creation: 01 Jun 1945 - 31 Jul 1945

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2 file(s) (2 bound files, 228 items)

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