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Major accessions to repositories in 2020 relating to Politics


Bristol Archives

  • Records rel to the 1831 Bristol Riots incl lithograph titled 'The City of Bristol from a sketch taken from Brandon Hill by C H Walters' and a mss report on the riots 19th cent (46448)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Caxton Conservative Club: account book 1910-1925 (R120/040)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Bempton Parish Council: minutes, financial records, administrative files and correspondence 2000-2019 (PC94)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Delyn Constituency Social Democratic Party: records, incl minutes, membership records 1982-1988 (AN5313)

Glasgow City Archives

  • Bashir Maan (1926-2019), politician, businessman, judge, community worker and writer: correspondence and personal papers 1940s-2000s (T-CH)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Adrian Walker-Smith, (fl 1987), political candidate: material rel to candidacy campaign as SDP-Liberal Alliance candidate for the Stroud constituency in the 1987 general election 1987 (15289)

Hackney Archives

  • Hackney Anti-Poll Tax Campaign: material incl posters, leaflets, newsletters and news cuttings from various campaign groups; eyewitness statement of the lobby of Hackney Council in March 1990 and correspondence with Hackney Council and members of the unions 1990-2011 (2020/26)

Kent History and Library Centre

  • Maidstone Conservative and Unionist Party: album of cuttings and photographs rel to politics and electioneering 1902-1932 (U4213)

Lancashire Archives

  • Sir Frederick Emery (b1921), JP, MP and mill owner: personal papers incl corresp, photographs, invitations and programmes of social functions and newspaper cuttings 1880-2012 (DDX 3570)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Woodseats Ward Labour Party Women's Section and Heeley Ward Labour Party: minutes and accounts 1933-1986 (X893)
  • George Herbert Bridges Ward (1876-1957), activist for walkers' rights and Labour Party politician: correspondence, manuscript and typescript notes and newscuttings 1907-1955 (X899)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Sir Jeremy John Durham Ashdown (1941-2018), Baron Ashdown, MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats: personal diaries 1998-2005 (A/BHI)

Stockport Archive Service

  • Stephen Hesling on behalf of Ann Coffey (b1946), former Labour MP: press cuttings, corresp with constituents, parliamentary papers and Labour party campaign literature nd (D2196)

Trafford Local Studies

  • Altrincham and Sale West constituency: December 2019 General Election campaign material 2019 (LHC/1906)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Dewsbury Liberal Club: records, incl minutes, list of members and shareholders, memorandum and articles of association, annual accounts and balance sheets, Liberal Clubs Building Company share certificates, property records incl lease agreements 1902-1965 (WYK1961)


Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Beatrice Caroline Bell (1948-2014), President of the Public Health, Sea Fisheries and Pilotage Committees and Deputy Seigneur of Sark Chief Pleas, the Isle of Sark government: records incl minutes, reports and corresp rel to Sark Chief Pleas and Committees c1927-2011 (2020-034)

Manx National Heritage Library & Archives

  • David Callister (1935-2020), radio broadcaster and politician: correspondence, radio show resources 1986-2018 (MS 14827)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Evan Baillie (1741-1835), West Indies merchant and Whig politician: accounts and vouchers of the Bristol Election of 1806 1806 (Acc.14160)
  • Scottish National Party, headquarters office: papers 1920-2010 (Acc.14152)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Sir David Treharne Llewellyn (1916-1992), politician: papers incl letters from Margot Asquith, Philip Noel Baker, Henry Brooke, R. A. Butler, James Callaghan, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, David Maxwell Fyfe, Gwilym Lloyd George, Lord Hailsham, Edward Heath, Geoffrey Howe, Douglas Hurd, Selwyn Lloyd, Harold Macmillan and George Thomas, together with a typed letter to his father, Sir David Richard Llewellyn, from David Lloyd George 20th cent (DATLLEW)
  • Paul Peter Murphy, Baron Murphy of Torfaen (b1948), MP: personal and political papers as MP, Minister and Secretary of State for Wales and Northern Ireland 20th-21st cent
  • James Donnelly Touhig, Baron Touhig (b1947), MP: personal and political papers 20th-21st cent
  • James Griffiths (1890-1975), politician: papers and documents, incl commemorative photo albums recording his overseas trips as Minister for the Colonies; and collections of photos and letters for significant events 20th cent (JAMTHS)
  • Henry Hussey Vivian (1821-1894), 1st Baron Swansea, politician: diaries/almanacs (5) containing handwritten entries for almost every day, covering personal, business and political matters 1880-1889 (5 volumes)
  • Chris Franks (b1951), politician: papers as Plaid Cymru councillor and Assembly Member for the Vale of Glamorgan (2007-2011), incl election campaign material, press cuttings and newsletters c1983-2011

Parliamentary Archives

  • Volume of signatures by Georgian bishops and archbishops, empowering other prelates to act and vote for them in Parliament 1767-1821
  • House of Lords, Legislation Office: Private Bills, Royal Assent Commission - European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2020 (HL/PO/JO/10/28/9)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Sheelagh Murnaghan (1924-1993), MP and first female barrister to practice in Northern Ireland: minutes, correspondence and reports rel to the workings of the Assisi Fellowships Belfast Itinerants Settlement Committee 1966-1988 (D4781)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Lewisham People Before Profit: papers, publications, leaflets, flyers, banners, badges, campaign publications, press cuttings, and ephemera rel to other protest campaigns based in Lewisham 2011-2019 (PBP)
  • Laurence Anstice Pavitt (1914-1989), politician and co-operative movement activist: papers 1933-1990 (PAVITT)
  • Stephen Kitson (c1957-1997), anti-apartheid campaigner: papers 1976-1992 (KITSON)

Labour History Archive and Study Centre (People's History Museum)

  • European Parliamentary Labour Party: papers, minutes of AGMs and EGMs and standing orders 1990-2018 (Acc 1606)
  • Labour European Safeguard Committee: corresp, reports, minutes of meetings nd (Acc 1607)

Working Class Movement Library

  • Labour Party, Blackley Branch: women's section minute book 1935-1940 (ORG/LP/MCR/1/2)


Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • Election addresses and press coverage from the General Election, December 2019 2019 (DM2952)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Fu Bingchang (18951965), diplomat and politician: diaries and related papers 1939-1965 (GBR/0012/MS Add.10337)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Jean Alys Barker, Baroness Trumpington (1922-2018), Conservative Party politician : photograph albums and papers 1970-2000 (TRUM, Acc 2135)
  • Patricia Hope Hewitt (b1948), Labour Party politician: personal papers and correspondence 1970-2000 (HWTT, Acc 2140)

Heritage Quay - University of Huddersfield Archives

  • Freedom of the Borough granted to Harold Wilson (1916-1995), MP and former Prime Minister 1968 (HWN)

Leeds University Library, Special Collections

  • Rachel Reeves (b 1941) British Labour Party politician and author: audio recordings of interviews with politicians for a book entitled 'Women of Westminster: The Women who changed Politics', interview transcripts 2017-2018 (MS 2249)

Sheffield University Library

  • Cartoon of 'Mundella and his Committee', rel to Anthony John Mundella (1825-1897), Liberal MP, and the 1868 Sheffield elections mid 19th cent (2020/01)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • Giuseppe Maria Garibaldi (1807-1882), general, patriot, revolutionary, and republican: manuscript letter, in Italian, to George Jacob Holyoake (1817-1906) secularist, co-operator, and newspaper editor, thanking him for his kind letter and work 1875 (Ladd/6465)
  • Flatpack Festival, Birmingham: records rel to the festival, which organised a series of events and exhibitions focusing on aspects of social, cultural, and political life in Birmingham in 1968, concentrating on protest, photography, psychedelia, and redevelopment, and incl events rel to the 1968 student protest at the University of Birmingham 1968-2020 (MS986)