Political: Constituency, out of office

Reference code: CHAR 6

Part of: CHAR
Next record: CHAR 7
Previous record: CHAR 5

Date: 1923 - 1924


This class of papers comprises material relating to the two unsuccessful election campaigns fought by WSC in West Leicester [Leicestershire] (1923) and Westminster [London] (1924) after losing his seat at Dundee.

WSC fought the West Leicester seat as a Liberal, but contested the Westminster seat as an independent anti-socialist candidate. It was in this period that he began to move away from the Liberal Party, back towards the Conservatives. The papers primarily contain correspondence relating to the two election campaigns. The file on the Westminster campaign (CHAR 6/2) contains letters from many prominent public and political figures.




Contained records

Reference Record Date
CHAR 6/1 Political: Constituency, out of seat: West Leicester election: correspondence. 13 Nov 1923 - 31 Dec 1923
CHAR 6/2 Political: Constituency, out of seat: Abbey division of Westminster [London] election: correspondence. 23 Feb 1924 - 07 Aug 1924