Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)NC5/12
TitleElection publicity material
Extent51 items
Date1911-[c 1936]
DescriptionElection letters, leaflets and other publicity material relating to the 1911 Municipal Election and the 1918, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1929, 1931 and 1935 General Elections. A small amount of correspondence relating to the Conservative fund for working candidates and the 'Capital Levy' proposal by the Labour Party; and a report and table relating to the Labour Party and defence are also included.

The publicity material includes items promoting Neville Chamberlain, items promoting his opponents (not for all elections) and national publicity material for the 'National Government' [coalition of the Conservative and Unionist Party, and Liberal Party] for 1931. The items demonstrate some of the main messages Neville Chamberlain, the other candidates, and the parties used to promote themselves to the public. It includes election letters by Anne Chamberlain aimed at women who had recently received the right to vote, following the grant of the vote to women over 30 in 1918, and to women over 21 in 1928.

See also NC5/10, which includes some additional election publicity material, correspondence and other items relating to the elections.
Access StatusOpen


    Some of our most significant collections