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Electoral systems

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 112 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: correspondence from the general public on the Munich Crisis, Germany and Czechoslovakia; mostly supporting WSC's stance, some offering their services., Sep 1938 - Oct 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/602A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Maurice Ernest on setting up a Ministry of Propaganda; [Charles] Cahn; Kenneth Moore on forming a new "Constitutional" Party; [Frederick] Bellenger commenting on a visit to Germany; Gerald Brenan; Glanville Brown; Brigadier-General Lionel Milman; [John] Woodthorpe; Edward Hutton; Richard Acland.Other subjects include: introducing proportional representation for local elections.Also includes: letters from Czechoslovakia and France; papers entitled "What Konrad Henlein...
Dates: Sep 1938 - Oct 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence C-D., Dec 1948 - Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/81A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Harley Usill of the Naldrett Press Limited (5); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (2); George Rainbird; John Leigh-Pemberton (3); Sir Oswald Birley; Beresford Craddock; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (13); Sir Arnold Gridley [Chairman 1922 Committee]; Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir]; R A Butler (5); Thelma Cazalet-Kier (2);...
Dates: Dec 1948 - Dec 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence C-D., Aug 1949 - Dec 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/95A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 5th Lord Munster [earlier Geoffrey FitzClarence], George [Hubback], Metropolitan of India and Bishop of Calcutta (3), and Desmond Crawley (High Commission, Calcutta), on Anglo-Indians educating their children in the UK; 1st Lord Sandford [earlier Albert Edmondson, Chairman] of the Carlton Club (2); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (5); Clifford Hood, President, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation; Robert...
Dates: Aug 1949 - Dec 1950
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 H-J., Nov 1949 - Dec 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/98
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Samuel Hammersley on the possibility of atomic war; [Arthur] Vere Harvey [later Lord Harvey of Prestbury] on the Schuman Plan and passing on a letter on Sweden (2); Antony Head on an Austrian admirer of WSC; John Henderson (2); James Henderson-Stewart; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (10); Prime Minister Clement Attlee (12); 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Edward Turnour] (2); Edward Cass [Private Secretary to the Prime Minister];...
Dates: Nov 1949 - Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence M-Q., Jan 1949 - Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/84A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Shenton Thomas on Malaya's [later Malaysia] war effort; Edward Mallalieu; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (7); 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley [earlier William Sidney, later 1st Lord De L'Isle] on a fund for the defence of Field Marshal Fritz von Manstein; Prime Minister Clement Attlee on currency for Princess Margaret's trip to Italy; Douglas Marshall (4); Moss Turner-Samuels; John Langford-Holt; Lieutenant-General Sir...
Dates: Jan 1949 - Dec 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence O-P., Nov 1946 - Nov 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/56A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office, including Press Officer Gerald O'Brien and 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman] (14); James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] on the summoning of Parliament; George Benson, Derick Heathcote-Amory, and [Rhys] Hopkin Morris (joint letter) on the death penalty; Thomas Hopkinson, Editor of Picture Post, on WSC writing an article on economic policy; 1st Lord Portal [of Laverstoke, earlier Sir...
Dates: Nov 1946 - Nov 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 84-7 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about living individuals until 1 January 2020.
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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: Political: Correspondence P - S., 13 May 1950 - 17 Feb 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/130A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Ernest Marples, Postmaster General; Eugene Spier, on writing a history of the Focus luncheon meetings and combating the continuing influence of Hitler in Germany (7); Richard Greville, Personal Assistant to the Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office (6); Edward Given, Foreign Office, on WSC's New Year message to Poland; Henry Price (2); Sir Clive Morrison-Bell on proportional representation; Julian Ridsdale; John Rodgers; George Beck, Bishop of Brentwood...
Dates: 13 May 1950 - 17 Feb 1959
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political; Correspondence S., Jan 1950 - Dec 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/101A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Walter Matthews, Dean of St Paul's, on a pre-election service; "Bobbety", 5th Lord Salisbury [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil and Lord Cranborne] on Conservative policy towards the Soviet Union; Sir Arthur Salter; Duncan Sandys; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (2); Prime Minister Clement Attlee; Harold MacMillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] (3); Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos]; 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame...
Dates: Jan 1950 - Dec 1950
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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Public and Political: General: Various Papers., Jul 1937 - May 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/335
Scope and Contents Papers and memoranda on various subjects, including: timetable of the Munich Crisis by Randolph Churchill; a note on the Anglo-Italian Agreement on Abyssinia [later Ethiopia]; printed extracts of speeches by Neville Chamberlain on British relations with Italy, 1935 - 9; pamphlet published by the Abyssinia Association, "Italy's Failure in Abyssinia"; extract from a speech by WSC on relations with Italy (5 November 1936, House of Commons); pamphlet by Arnold Wienholt, former member of the...
Dates: Jul 1937 - May 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 27 Feb 1950 - 28 Mar 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/33A-C
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (7 March, House of Commons) for the debate on the address, on subjects including: the stalemate in the new Parliament and the need for electoral reform; uncertainty until the next election; increasing food production; unemployment; cutting taxation; restoring the value of sterling; repealing the nationalization of the iron and steel industry; enlarging the building trade to solve the housing problem; the risk of Britain being split into Labour and...
Dates: 27 Feb 1950 - 28 Mar 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 06 Nov 1951 - 22 Dec 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/45A-C
Scope and Contents Speech notes and extract from Hansard for WSC's speech (6 November, House of Commons) for the debate on the address, on subjects including: the political divisions in the country; the charge of war-mongering laid against the Conservatives, and the need for steady government; the restoration of university representation in Parliament; the repeal of the Iron and Steel Nationalization Act; future parliamentary business, including the defence debate; keeping the Minister of Education out of the...
Dates: 06 Nov 1951 - 22 Dec 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 09 Oct 1954 - 08 Dec 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/56A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes and transcripts for WSC's speech (9 October, Conservative Party Conference, Winter Gardens, Blackpool [Lancashire]) entitled "'Peace Through Strength'" on subjects including: the achievements of the Government, including restored national solvency, the dismantling of wartime economic controls and the work done by Conservative MPs; the corrective influence of the press on politics; the need for stable government; the 2-Party system, and common ground between Conservatives and...
Dates: 09 Oct 1954 - 08 Dec 1954
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and source material., 15 Apr 1931 - 18 Nov 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/94A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (29 April), entitled "The Budget" on the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Snowden's adoption of WSC's own measures as former Chancellor, on the National Debt, the Unemployment Insurance Fund and taxation. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5016 - 5024.Speech notes for WSC's speech (13 May), entitled "India Office" on trade with India, the boycott on British goods and its harmful effect on Lancashire and the Indian people, and the political...
Dates: 15 Apr 1931 - 18 Nov 1931
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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Speeches: speech notes., 22 Oct 1945 - 26 Apr 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/17A-G
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (8 March 1948, House of Commons) on navy estimates including: the absence of enemies at sea; the importance of the navy to sustaining the British empire; criticism of the Labour government's secrecy about their naval policy and naval estimates; previous mistakes in naval policy; the scrapping of ships; and his experiences as First Lord of the Admiralty. Source material includes: notes from Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC] and "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady...
Dates: 22 Oct 1945 - 26 Apr 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 12 Jun 1948 - 28 Jun 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/19A-C
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (12 June, Albert Hall, London) to the Young Conservatives entitled "A New Parliament" on subjects including: the expansion in the Young Conservatives' movement; the need to expose the excessive state control of the Labour government; communism; criticism of the Labour government's lack of encouragement for individuals and of Labour government policy on issues including nationalisation, the abolition of capital punishment, and economic policy; the role of the...
Dates: 12 Jun 1948 - 28 Jun 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 10 Sept 1947 - 28 Oct 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/14A-F
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (10 September, International Congress of Physicians, Guildhall, London) on the medical profession and scientific advances in which he reflects on previous speeches made by Sir Edward Grey and 1st Lord Morley of Blackburn. Also includes a report from the Lancet on WSC's speech and the reply to it made by 1st Lord Moran and papers about the meeting. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7521-3.Speech notes for WSC's speech (27 September, Royal Wanstead Schools,...
Dates: 10 Sept 1947 - 28 Oct 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., Jul 1944 - 16 Feb 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/16A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (23 January 1948, House of Commons) on the foreign affairs debate including: support for the Labour government's foreign policy; affairs and events in various countries including Greece, Italy and the United States; his predictions of the Cold war in his Fulton speech ["The Sinews of Peace" see CHUR 5/4A-B] and the need for reconciliation between France and Germany at Zurich ["The Tragedy of Europe", see CHUR 5/8]; criticism of a speech by Herbert Morrison, Lord...
Dates: Jul 1944 - 16 Feb 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes and source material., 18 Feb 1937 - 25 May 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/125
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (18 February, [Grosvenor House, London] British Iron and Steel Federation Annual Dinner) on the state of the iron and steel industry and defence spending. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5827-8.Notes for WSC's speech (22 February, [Porchester Hall] Paddington [London]) supporting the Municipal Reform Party in the London County Council election, criticising local Labour policy and Herbert Morrison [Leader of the LCC]. Source material includes election notes,...
Dates: 18 Feb 1937 - 25 May 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"The Franchise Question: Memorandum by the Chancellor of the Exchequer", 08 Mar 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/155/119
Scope and Contents Printed memorandum by WSC marked 'secret' in which he argues against the extension of the franchise. He discusses the extension of the franchise over the last century, arguing that its negative impact on the Conservative vote has been masked by the withdrawal of Irish votes and the splitting of the anti-Conservative vote. He urges caution in extending the franchise at the present time for "the good of the nation", arguing that there is no forceful public support for further extension of the...
Dates: 08 Mar 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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