Sir Neil Marten (1916-86) was Conservative MP for Banbury, 1959-83, and Chairman of the National Referendum Campaign, 1975. Sir Neil was a leading opponent of Britain's membership of the European Economic Community (EEC). After his retirement as Conservative MP for Banbury in 1983, he planned to write a book on the topic, but he died before work could begin.
The papers of Sir Neil Marten served a dual function: they were the private papers of a major protagonist of opposition to Britain's membership of the EEC and the working papers for a projected book. The papers consist of:
The collection was given to the Library in 1987.Access Conditions
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In general post-1975 material is not yet available.
A draft catalogue is available in the Library.
Marten | Neil | 1916-1986 | Sir | Knight and MP
European Economic Community
Great Britain | Politics and government | 20th century
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