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The Party in the country

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0008
The Party in the country

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This chapter examines the history of the Liberal Party during the time of Richard Wainwright. It explains that Wainwright was first elected on to the Liberal Party Executive in 1953, and held several significant positions in the Party, including leading its Organisation Department from 1955–58 and being a member of the Committee on the contentious issue of industrial co-ownership in the 1950s and its Campaign Committee from 1959 onwards. This chapter also discusses the role of young liberals, the Women's Liberal Federation (WLF), and liberal councillors in the history of the Party and in the political career of Wainwright.

Keywords: Liberal Party; Richard Wainwright; Organisation Department; industrial co-ownership; Campaign Committee; young liberals; WLF; liberal councillors

Chapter.  5971 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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