Colne Valley

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:
Colne Valley

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This chapter focuses on Richard Wainwright's constituency in Colne Valley. It discusses the history, composition, and character of Colne Valley and explains that Wainwright chose his constituency much as it chose him, and both sides of the relationship were strengthened by it. It highlights Wainwright's ability to present himself to the constituency as a native candidate, even though he never lived within its boundaries. This chapter also discusses Wainwright's failed candidacy for the constituency of Pudsey in the General Election of 1950.

Keywords: Richard Wainwright; constituency; Colne Valley; Pudsey; 1950 general election

Chapter.  7600 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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