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Introduction
Meetings concerning the leadership of the Conservative Party, 1916-1957


Printed and Published Material: Reports of Party Leadership meetings, 1916-1957

Abstract:
Typescript minutes and transcripts of speeches given at meetings of the Parliamentary Party and National Union to discuss the leadership of the Party, 1916-1957.

Shelfmarks: PUB N

Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Restrictions on Access

Available for research.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, Conservative Party Archive [followed by shelfmark, e.g. PUB 187/1].

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Conservative Party | National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations



Meetings concerning the leadership of the Conservative Party, 1916-1957

PUB 190/3 Report of Meeting of Unionists M.P.s etc. at the Carlton Club, Friday July 7th 1916 1916
PUB 190/4 Report of Proceedings at a Special Conference of The National Union Association of Conservative and Liberal Unionist Organisation, Held at The Kingsway Hall, Friday 30th Nov 1917 1917
PUB 207/1 Proceedings of meetings concerning the leadership of the Conservative Party

Includes:-

  • Carlton Club, London 19/10/1922: Meeting of Conservative MPs to end the coalition Government with the Liberals under Lloyd George
    • Includes transcript of speeches and contributions by:-
      • Austen Chamberlain
      • Stanley Baldwin
      • Col. Lane-Fox
      • Col. Frank Mildmay
      • Sir Henry Craik
      • Andrew Bonar Law
      • Earl Balfour
      • Col. Leslie Wilson
      • James Fitzalan Hope
      • Sir A Shirley Benn
      • Lord Hugh Cecil
      • Col. Wilfred Ashley
      • Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland
  • Hotel Cecil, London, 28/05/1923: Speech of Stanley Baldwin on becoming Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister, following the resignation of Andrew Bonar Law
  • Hotel Cecil, London, 11/02/1924: Meeting of Conservative MPs and Candidates to discuss the Party's 'position, its prospects, and its policy' in light of the defeat in the 1923 General Election
    • Includes transcripts of speeches and contributions by:-
      • Stanley Baldwin
      • Earl Balfour
      • JFP Rawlinson
      • JC Gould
      • George Terrell
      • Dr Russell Wells
      • Maj. Clifton Brown
      • Maj. W. P. Colfox
      • Mr. Macquisten
      • Miss Pilkington
      • Austen Chamberlain
      • Capt. Pretyman
  • Theatre Royal, London, 18/04/1929: Election rally during the 1929 General Election campaign
    • Includes transcripts of speeches and contributions by:-
      • Stanley Baldwin
      • Gwilym Rowlands
      • Lady Iveagh
  • Caxton Hall, London, 30/10/1930: Special meeting of Conservative Peers, MPs and Candidates concerning a vote of confidence in the Party Leader, Stanley Baldwin
    • Includes transcripts of speeches and contributions by:-
      • Stanley Baldwin
      • Marquess of Salisbury
      • Sir Henry Page-Croft
      • Sir Frederick Hall
      • Col. Gretton
      • Mr Kindersley
      • Lt-Col. Sir Assheton Pownall
      • Lord Mildmay
      • Lord Lymington
      • Maj. Colville
      • Mr. Marjoribanks
      • Col. Cuthbert Headlam
      • Earl Howe
      • Lord Beaverbrook
      • Sir Burton Chadwick
      • Lord Hailsham
      • Sir Henry Page Croft
      • Gwilym Rowlands
      • Lord Carson
      • Lord Ebbisham

1922-1930
PUB 207/2 Proceedings of meetings concerning the leadership of the Conservative Party

Includes:-

  • Caxton Hall, London 31/05/1937: Neville Chamberlain's speech on becoming Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister, following the resignation of Stanley Baldwin
  • 09/10/1940: Winston Churchill's speech to a meeting of Conservative Peers, MPs, Candidates and members of the Executive Committee of the National Union upon becoming Leader of the Conservative Party
  • Church House, London: 21/04/1955: Meeting of Conservative Peers, MPs, Candidates, members of the Executive Committee of the National Union, National Liberal Peers, MPs and Candidates concerning the election of Sir Anthony Eden as Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister following the resignation of Sir Winston Churchill
    • Includes transcripts of speeches and contributions by:-
      • Marquess of Salisbury
      • Walter Elliott
      • RA Butler
      • Sir Eric Errington MP, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union
      • Sir Anthony Eden
    • Church House, Westminster, 22/01/1957: Meeting to elect a successor to Sir Anthony Eden as Leader of the Conservative Party following his resignation and replacement as Prime Minister by Harold Macmillan
      • Marquess of Salisbury
      • Edward Heath, Chief Whip
      • Walter Elliott MP
      • Sir Eric Errington MP, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union
      • Harold Macmillan

1937-1957



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