Skip to main content

(Untitled), 05 May 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/17/47

Scope and Contents

Letter from David Thomas (House of Commons) to WSC explaining that his support for WSC's possible candidature for Cardiff [Wales] was based on the belief that WSC was prepared to come fully over to the Liberal side, but Thomas has been disappointed by WSC's attitude to such issues as Irish Home Rule, disestablishment of the English Church, and reform of the House of Lords. Neither is Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st viscount)] radical enough for Cardiff, and those who voted for his adoption were not representative of local Liberal and Labour opinion. Cardiff is heavily dependent on Free Trade and is a safe Liberal seat which should not be entrusted to "one who might at a critical moment prove a source of weakness rather than of strength.".


  • Creation: 05 May 1904

Conditions Governing Access

From the File:


Language of Materials



Published: Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume II, part 1, pp.342-343


Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087