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Speech notes for WSC's election address (4 February, Town Hall, Leeds [Yorkshire]) including: criticism of the Labour government's economic policy and manifesto; party politics and the numbers of candidates fielded by the Liberal Party; quotes by [Clement] Attlee [Prime Minister] on socialism; the rejection of socialism in Canada, Australia and New Zealand; nationalisation and its effect on the coal industry; the planned nationalisation of the steel industry; the continuation of rationing; conscription and national service; the recovery of Germany; and affairs in France. Source material includes: extracts from previous speeches made by WSC on nationalisation; notes of suggestions for the speech by [Stephen] Piersenne [General Director, Conservative Central Office], Reginald Maudling of the Conservative Party Secretariat, and George Christ [Parliamentary Liaison Officer, Conservative Party]; notes on the clothing industry; newspaper cuttings about WSC's speech and a comment by Hugh Gaitskell [Principal Assistant Secretary, Board of Trade]; and a note from "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC]. Also includes copies of the speech distributed to the press. Published: Complete Speeches VIII, pp 7914-22.
Brief speech notes for WSC's speech (8 February, Empire Hall, Taunton [Somerset]) in support of the Conservative Party candidate, Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton] Head of the Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat. Also includes a newspaper report about the speech.
Speech notes for WSC's election address (8 February, Ninian Park Football Ground, Cardiff, Wales) including: his pleasure at travelling along a street named after him; the Tonypandy incident in 1911 and his assertion that he sent the police against the striking miners; Wales including the importance of avoiding central administration and Conservative policies on Wales; social reform; a statement made by a statement made by [Walter] Higgs in New Zealand about "empty bellies"; criticism of the Labour government's economic policy and high levels of taxation; social reforms implemented by WSC and David Lloyd George and a tribute to the latter; petrol rationing and the terminology used by the Labour government. Source material includes: extracts from previous speeches made by WSC on economic affairs, housing, unemployment, and the misuse of loans from the United States; notes of statements made by Douglas Jay, Economic Secretary at the Treasury, [Arthur] Bottomley, Parliamentary Secretary of overseas trade; Sir Stafford Cripps, Chancellor of the Exchequer; and speech notes annotated with suggestions by various people. Also includes copies of the speech distributed to the press. Published: Complete Speeches VIII, pp 7922-8.
Speech notes for WSC's election address (9 February, The Forum Cinema, Devonport [Devon]) including: his visits to the area; unemployment; the misuse of loans from the United States; refutation of allegations about Conservative Party policy on Council housing, food subsidies, taxation; national service; food rationing and statements made by Bottomley and [Edith] Summerskill [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Food]; petrol rationing; and social reforms implemented by WSC and David Lloyd George. Published: Complete Speeches VIII, pp 7928-34.
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