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"Election Address", 23 Oct 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/44B/197-241

Scope and Contents

Speech notes for WSC's election address (Home Park Football Ground, Plymouth [Devon]) on subjects including: the nation's improvement in health being due to science, not socialism; the disunity of the Labour Party and unity of the Conservatives, particularly between WSC and Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; the harm done to relations with the United States by the Government; accusations that WSC and the Conservatives are war-mongers, and WSC's own hopes of helping to prevent a Third World War; past Conservative support for the Government's rearmament programme and the Labour Party's former opposition to rearmament; Conservative policy on transference of power to India, and the Government's responsibility for the loss of life in the Indian civil war; Britain's place in world affairs and need of support from other powers in the Middle East; the need for stable government instead of internal party quarrels.Typecript speaking notes laid out in "psalm" style to aid delivery. Includes manuscript annotations by WSC and others. Also includes a synopsis of the speech, with notes on the Empire, agriculture and the balance of payments.


  • Creation: 23 Oct 1951

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Copyright: WSC


44 folio(s)

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External Documents


Complete Speeches VIII pp 8281 - 6


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