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Notes for Conservative Canvassers and Workers , May 1933-May 1940


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  • May 1933-May 1940

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  • English

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PUB 189/30-33

Biographical / Historical

Notes for Conservative Canvassers and Workers (from May 1935 simply Notes for Conservative Workers) began in May 1933 as a monthly briefing for doorstep canvassers in a 'flip-up' loose-leaf format (similar to Hints for Speakers, for which see above). It published questions and answers which canvassers would typically be asked, and the number of pages varied as required by political events. It was intended that they should be filed and kept for reference, and a half-yearly index was also compiled and circulated (and loose-leaf covers made available for purchase). Subscribers were invited to submit to the Chief Publicity Officer questions which they were frequently asked, for inclusion in subsequent issues. From June 1933 Notes was printed.

Following the outbreak of War, Notes for Conservative Workers ceased publication and no edition was produced in September 1939. Instead, and in an identical format but with a new numbering sequence, it was replaced with Notes on War-time Legislation and Administration. Issue no. 1 was published on 16th November, 1939 and thereafter it appeared weekly until the beginning of May 1940, with the exception of January 1940 during which it was not produced, and March 1940 when only one issue appeared. No issues beyond 9 May 1940 are held in the Conservative Party Archive, but it not known whether publication ceased at this time.

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom