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Electoral systems

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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Public and Political: General: correspondence and papers on electoral reform., Jan 1934 - Jun 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/594
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "Crinks" [Harcourt] Johnstone on WSC speaking on electoral reform.Other subjects include: an invite to a National Liberal Club lecture on "Constitutional Reform"; WSC's support for proportional representation.Also includes: paper entitled "Proposals for A New Second Chamber" by [4th] Lord Brougham and Vaux; paper giving opinions of members of the Cabinet on PR; cuttings of a letter from [Herbert] Holdsworth on reform of the House of Lords and on protectionism and PR;...
Dates: Jan 1934 - Jun 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence E-F (almost all material dates from 1950)., Nov 1946 - Dec 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/96A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (3); David Eccles (4); Stephen Pierssene, General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office; various representatives of the Conservative Research Department, including Peter Goldman (5); Walter Elliot on visiting Chaim Weizmann [President of Israel] and Scottish matters (2); James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (4); Sir Malcolm Trustram...
Dates: Nov 1946 - Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 268 and 273-4 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a living individual until 1 January 2026.
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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...
Dates: Mar 1947 - Oct 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence P-R., Jan 1948 - Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/70A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Habib Rahimtoola, High Commissioner for Pakistan, on the supply of military stores by India; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (5); Douglas Clifton Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside, Speaker of the House of Commons] (6); Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; Baronne Pessonne de Sennevoy on [Marshal Henri] Petain; Victor Raikes on basic petrol abolition; 1st...
Dates: Jan 1948 - Dec 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence C - D., 25 Dec 1946 - 22 Oct 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/168A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Hughes [former Prime Minister of Australia] introducing Archibald Cameron, Speaker of the Australian Parliament; "Bill", 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, owner of the Daily Telegraph] on racing, and Daily Telegraph criticism of Conservative taxation pledges (7); Tilly Losch-Carnarvon [Ottilie, Lady Carnarvon]; Admiral Robert Carney, Commander- in-Chief, Allied Forces in Southern Europe (2); Sir Robert Cary (2); Richard Casey, Australian Minister...
Dates: 25 Dec 1946 - 22 Oct 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 06 Oct 1951 - 09 Oct 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/58A-C
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's election address (16 May 1955, Sir James Hawkey Hall, Woodford [Essex]) on subjects including: WSC's resignation as Prime Minister and his appointment of Sir Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] as his successor; the Government's record on the economy, employment, social services, housing and the reduction of economic controls; the threat of a return to Socialism; the support of Clement Attlee [leader of the Labour Party] for the hydrogen bomb and Western...
Dates: 06 Oct 1951 - 09 Oct 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/42/29-31
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Report of the answers given by Liberal back-benchers to questions put by the editor of the Daily Chronicle about whether they would support measures for the payment of MPs and of official election expenses, for the reversal of the Osborne Judgement as advocated by the Trades Union Congress, and for the restoration to Trade Unions of most of the powers they exercised before the Osborne Judgement.

Dates: [1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [Apr 1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/6-8
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Note addressed to Liberals by the Conciliation Commitee for Woman Suffrage recommending the introduction of a Private Member's Bill for the extension of the women's municipal register to parliamentary elections as a first step to the general enfranchisement of women. Typesript annotated and signed by Henry Brailsford, honorary secretary of the Committee. Sent with CHAR 2/47/1.

Dates: [Apr 1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/31/3
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Leaflets issued by the Liberal Publication Department, covering the budget of 1907, land reform and small holdings, registration of voters and Conservative proposals for Tariff Reform and the abolition of income tax. 6 items.

Dates: 1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Jun 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/164/133
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Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later Lord Thurso] (Thurso Castle, Thurso, [Caithness, Scotland] to WSC arguing that the Labour Party will remain united in government unless electoral reform is introduced to reinfranchise Liberal voters, which will strengthen the position of moderate Socialists and cause them to split from their extremist colleagues.

Dates: 04 Jun 1929
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), [24] [Dec] 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/126/107-111
Scope and Contents Letter from Lady Violet Bonham-Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] (The Wharf, Sutton Courtney, Berkshire) to WSC on: the danger of a reaction towards Labour if the Liberals moved closer to the Tories, which is what Labour would like to happen; the grave difficulties James Ramsay Macdonald would have with his own supporters if he got into office; Herbert Asquith's belief that it is not in any party's interests to go into office at...
Dates: [24] [Dec] 1923
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.

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