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Public and Political: General: Political: General Election literature and notes., 15 Apr 1955 - 26 May 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/135A-B

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Correspondents on the General Election include: George Murray [Chief Leader Writer], Daily Mail; Robert Armstrong, [later Lord Armstrong of Ilminster] Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on production statistics; Sir Leonard Ropner, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Films Association, on recording speeches; Sir Stephen Pierssene, General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office.Election material includes: taxation and production statistics; an election pamphlet for Henry Wallace, Labour candidate for East Walthamstow [London]; notes on the election by George Murray; Conservative Central Office suggested replies for questions of policy on subjects including entertainments tax, pensions, disarmament by the Soviet Union, strikes, the status of women, education, nuclear warfare, roads, mining, local government, agriculture, the textile industry, the United Nations, immigration, nuclear power, Formosa [later Taiwan], National Service, taxation and disarmament; the texts of radio and television broadcasts by Clement Attlee [Leader of the Labour Party], Philip Fothergill [Joint Treasurer, Liberal Party], Edith Pitt [Conservative MP for Edgbaston, Birmingham], Herbert Morrison [Deputy Leader of the Labour Party], Hugh Gaitskell [Treasurer, Labour Party], Lady Megan Lloyd George, James Callaghan [Labour Spokesman for Fuel and Power], 1st Lord Samuel [Liberal Leader, House of Lords], Frank Byers, John Arlott [Liberal candidate for Epping, Essex], R A Butler [Chancellor of the Exchequer], Sir Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Prime Minister], Selwyn Lloyd [Minister of Defence], Margaret Herbison, Edith Summerskill [Chairman of the Labour Party], Harold Wilson and James Griffiths; election pamphlets and publicity material by the Conservative Party, Labour Party and Liberal Party; memoranda on election procedure, including questions for opponents; Daily Notes pamphlets from the Conservative Research Department.Also includes: indexes to election memoranda and questions of policy memoranda.


  • Creation: 15 Apr 1955 - 26 May 1955

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