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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence on relations with the Liberal Party., Mar 1947 - Oct 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/64

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Juliet, Lady Rhys Williams (20); Eliot Crawshay-Williams; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (11); representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office, including Stephen Pierssene [General Director] (7); Clement Davies [Leader of the Liberal Party] (5); Roy Harrod (2); Reginald Maudling; Philip Fothergill, Chairman, Executive, Liberal Party Organisation; 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] (2); James Gibson-Watt; Charles Byers [Liberal Chief Whip]; Sir George Paish; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (2); John Howard [Chairman of the Eastern Area Conservative and Unionist Association] (2); R A Butler (4); Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; Duncan Sandys; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Christine Taylor, Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Chips Gemmell and Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel].Subjects covered by the file include: proposed collaboration between the Conservatives and Liberals including for the general election; electoral reform; the Bournemouth [Hampshire] Liberal Assembly (1947); by-elections, particularly the one proposed at Stoke Newington [London] and Harrod's potential candidacy; the United Europe movement; the National Liberals; Liberal relations with Labour; Liberal election broadcasts; party names; details of seats the Liberals hope to win; Liberal Party funds; details of Liberal MPs and the Liberal vote; the formation of a study group; Divisions in the House of Commons.Also includes copies of: various press cuttings; Liberal News; comments by "left wing" Liberals; text of speech by Fothergill; National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations Central Council report; notes of meetings between Conservatives and Liberals.


  • Creation: Mar 1947 - Oct 1951

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