Early life

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780719082535
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702024 | DOI:
Early life

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This chapter examines the early life of Richard Wainwright. Wainwright was born on April 11, 1918 in Leeds, the same year that the Liberal Party suffered apparently fatal wounds. He was born into a prosperous, respectable household and his upbringing lacked neither resources nor emotional support. Wainwright had a privileged education, isolated from most 1930s schoolchildren, which nurtured talents and ideas which were to be essential to his political career and immunised him from the difficulties of the Liberal Party at national level.

Keywords: Richard Wainwright; Liberal Party; privileged education; political career; Leeds

Chapter.  5023 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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