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Public and Political: General: End of Coalition Government and date of General Election: correspondence with Mr Attlee and others., 09 May 1945 - 07 Dec 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/550

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Correspondents include: Denis Kelly enclosing copies from WSC's papers; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso], Leader of the Liberal Party, on the possibility of prolonging the coalition government; Ernest Brown, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on the National Liberals' role in the Coalition government; Clement Attlee, Deputy Prime Minister, on subjects including his unwillingness to prolong the coalition government and his response to WSC's statement in the press about Ernest Bevin (4); and Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], Foreign Secretary, on the date of the election, the threat posed by the Soviet Union, and the need to postpone dispersal of the armed forces.Also includes: notes and copies of correspondence from John Martin, John Colville and Leslie Rowan [Private Secretaries to WSC]; various drafts of WSC's letters to the above, of press statement about Bevin's allegations of WSC's 'bad faith' and his statement on his resignation; newspaper cuttings about the end of the coalition and comments made by Bevin; and a summary showing the sequence of events at the end of the coalition government.


  • Creation: 09 May 1945 - 07 Dec 1947

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