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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence on by-elections., May 1947 - Apr 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/90A-B

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Correspondents include: James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (14); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (3); James Lindsay; William Woolley; Sir Arthur Young [Scottish Unionist Whip]; Anthony Fell; Sir Edward Boyle (2); Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd; Sir Albert Braithwaite (3); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] on Norman Bower resigning; Sir Arthur Salter (9); Henry Lumby (6); Stephen Pierssene, General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office (2); Lawrence Turner; Marjorie Maxse [Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party]; Patrick Blair, Political Secretary [to Chairman of Unionist Party in Scotland] (2); Paul Bryan; various other representatives of Conservative Central Office (19). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], and Chips Gemmell; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Sir Walter Monckton, Robert Allan, and Florence Horsbrugh.Subjects include: the by-elections at South Hammersmith [London], North St Pancras [London], Abertillery [Monmouthshire, Wales], Batley and Morley [Yorkshire], West Belfast [Ulster, Ireland], Bradford South [Yorkshire], West Leeds [Yorkshire], South East Bristol, Bristol West, Brighouse and Spenborough [Yorkshire], Neepsend division of Sheffield [Yorkshire], West Dumbartonshire [Scotland], West Fulham [London], Handsworth [Birmingham], Harrow West [Middlesex], North East Leicester, Moss Side [Manchester], Ormskirk [Lancashire], Oxford City, Scotstoun [Renfrewshire, Scotland], and Sowerby [Yorkshire]; by-election resources; criticism of Labour policies in various spheres including housing and unemployment; the death of Oliver Stanley.Also includes: details of post-war by-elections; reports; cuttings; election material.


  • Creation: May 1947 - Apr 1951

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