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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 06 Mar 1944 - 27 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/209A-B

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Speech notes for WSC's election broadcast (30 June) including: his dislike of party politics; the warm reception he has received from the people; post war reconstruction and the 4 years plan; praise for the role played by women in the war; criticism of Labour policies and the intervention of Harold Laski.Rough speech notes by [1st Lord] Margesson for WSC's election speech (3 July, Walthamstow, Essex). Also includes correspondence from Margesson, and notes and correspondence from Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to WSC] and Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7200-203.Newspaper cutting of WSC's statement (26 July) relating to his defeat in the election. Published: Complete Speeches VII, p 7205.Also includes: press cuttings and notes relating to speeches made by members of the Labour Party during the election campaign including Clement Attlee, Ernest Bevin, Herbert Morrison, [Sir Richard] Stafford Cripps; correspondence from Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir, Attorney General]; Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe], Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Party; David Somervell; Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos]; Major Randolph Churchill; Sir [David] Rowland Evans, General Secretary Liberal National Organisation; papers on employment policy and capital issues control; notes and copies of correspondence from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] and John Colville [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC]; and drafts of speech notes (marked unused) on election issues.


  • Creation: 06 Mar 1944 - 27 Jul 1945

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