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The Liberal Party, Oct 1946-Jun 1954

CCO 20/2/1

Correspondents include:-

  1. Bagnall, CFR (Rex), Deputy Chief Organisation Officer, Conservative Central Office
  2. Bonham Carter, Lady Violet, Liberal Parliamentary Candidate, Colne Valley
  3. Butler, RA, MP for Saffron Walden
  4. Churchill, Sir Winston, Party Leader
  5. Davies, Clement, Leader of the Liberal Party
  6. Goodwin, Harold, Secretary, Economic Research Council
  7. Greville, R, Personal Assistant to Party Chairman Lord Woolton
  8. Gridley, Sir Arnold B, MP for Stockport South
  9. Macmillan, Harold, MP for Bromley
  10. Piersenne, Sir Stephen, General Director, Conservative Central Office
  11. Rhys-Williams, Lady Juliet
  12. Viscount Simon, John
  13. Spooner, WH, President, New South Wales Division, The Liberal Party of Australia
  14. Watson, TB, Chief Organisation Officer, Conservative Central Office
  15. Woolton, Lord, Party Chairman

Subjects include:-

  1. Possible creation of a 'Union Party' to incorporate Conservatives and Liberals, Oct 1946
  2. Conservative Party leaflet appealing to the Liberal vote, 'A message to Liberals from Lord Woolton', cNov 1949
  3. Survey of Liberal opinion, 1950
  4. Party Chairman Lord Woolton's appeal for the formation of an Anti-Socialist Front, 1950
  5. Discussions concerning possible Conservative-Liberal electoral pacts between Clement Davies and Winston Churchill, c1950-1951
  6. Conservative support for candidature of Lady Violet Bonham Carter in Colne Valley
  7. Survey of Liberal opinion, 1951
  8. Negotiations between Party Chairman Lord Woolton, Chief Whip Patrick Buchan-Hepburn, and Lord Grantchester, Joint Honorary Treasurer of the Liberal Party Organisation, concerning the possibility of a Conservative-Liberal electoral pact, 1954


  1. Liberal Party leaflet, 'Join the Liberal Fight', ND [c1945/6]
  2. Paper, 'The Liberal Vote', Sir Stephen Piersenne, General Director, 15/03/1950

Shadow Cabinet sub-committee meeting to discuss 'Questions arising between Conservatives and Liberals':

  1. Notes of preliminary meeting, 05/04/1950
  2. Minutes of first formal meeting, 21/04/1950
  3. 'Summary of meeting, April 21st, 1950', Harold Macmillan
  4. Paper, 'Questions arising between Conservatives and Liberals', Sir Stephen Piersenne, General Director, 15/05/1950 [being minutes of the second meeting of the Shadow Cabinet sub-committee formed for this purpose]

Also includes:-

  1. Draft notes for speech by Lord Woolton on the subject of electoral collaboration with the Liberal, Harold Macmillan, ND [24/04/1950]
  2. Pamphlet containing speech made by Lord Woolton at the Central Council meeting of 29/04/1950, published under the title, 'An Anti-Socialist Front'

Area Office reports on the state of the local Liberal Party and the viability of joint electoral arrangements, ND [1950]:

  1. London Area: Hugh Linstead, Chairman
  2. Northern Area: Mary Graham, Chairman
  3. North West Area: Eric Errington, Chairman
  4. Yorkshire Area: Thomas Dugdale, Chairman
  5. East Midlands Area: Charles Waterhouse, Chairman
  6. West Midlands Area: Martin Lindsay, Chairman
  7. Eastern Area: John G Howard, Chairman
  8. Home Counties North Area: Eric Edwards, Chairman
  9. South Eastern Area: Alfred C Bossom, Chairman
  10. Wessex Area: HW Lake, Chairman
  11. Western Area: AM Williams, Chairman
  12. Wales and Monmouthshire Area: RG Llewellyn, Chairman

Also includes:-

Statement issued by Party Chairman Lord Woolton concerning negotiations with the Liberals prior to the 1955 General Election, 16/06/1954


  • Creation: Oct 1946-Jun 1954


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CCO 20/2/1

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