Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex] Election: correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 7/106A-B

Part of: CHAR 7
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Date: 02 Mar 1929 - 29 May 1929

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Correspondents include: Mary, Lady Blandford [later Mary, Duchess of Marlborough]; 2nd Lord Hamilton of Dalzell, on the bookmakers' opposition to the Conservatives because of the Tote Bill; Stanley Baldwin; John Walton Newbold; Arthur Duffes on Liberal wrecking tactics; Sir Percy Girouard.

Other subjects include: the sale of the Casino and Hotel Napoleon, St Raphael [France]; Chingford [Essex] telephone system; recollections of Sir Henry Hozier; David Lloyd George's disappointing performance in Plymouth; Liberal coal power policy; WSC's views on church schools; rates reform; campaign expenses; Housing Act (1925); British investors in the French War Loan; Chinese egg imports; women police.

Also includes: list of campaign volunteers; Conservative Central Office's suggested replies for Cabinet members on anti-Roman Catholic legislation, including observations by the Home Secretary [Sir William Joynson-Hicks, later Lord Brentford] and the President of the Board of Education [Lord Eustace Percy]; WSC to the Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin] on the value of an offer of last word articles in the Daily Mail; a summary for the press of WSC's speech on the Socialist threat to use the Emergency Powers Act against industry; a cutting from the West Essex Gazette on WSC's speech to the National Farmers' Union; WSC's letter to a Scottish Conservative candidate noting the similarity between Conservatives and "patriotic Liberals"; a Conservative leaflet on Rating Reform; flyers advertising election meetings; WSC's replies to questions on rating reform; a leaflet opposing theatres opening on Sundays.

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