Collection MS 270 - The Dundee Conservative and Unionist Association

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MS 270


The Dundee Conservative and Unionist Association


  • 1909-2007 (Creation)

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0.67 linear metres

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The Dundee Unionist Association was formed in 1910 by the merger of the Dundee Conservative Association and the Dundee Liberal Unionist Association. In 1918 it was merged with the Dundee Women's Unionist Association. In its early years the dominant figure in the Association was Sir George Baxter (Bart) who had formerly been a leading Liberal Unionist and was President of the Scottish Unionist Association. In 1931 the Association's candidate Florence Gertrude Horsbrugh was elected as one of the two MPs for Dundee and thus became the first Conservative or Unionist to represent Dundee in Parliament since the Great Reform Act (1832). Horsbrugh was re-elected in 1935, but was defeated in the 1945 general election. In 1948 the Association merged with the local Liberal National organisation to form the Dundee Unionist and Liberal National Association (subsequently known as the Dundee Unionist and National Liberal Association). In the 1960s it became known as the Dundee Conservative and Unionist Association. Around the 1980s the Association split into the Dundee East Conservative and Unionist Association and the Dundee West Conservative and Unionist Association. In 2005 the Dundee East Conservative and Unionist Association became the Dundee East and South Angus Conservative and Unionist Association. In 2007 Dundee East and South Angus Conservative and Unionist Association merged with the Dundee West Conservative and Unionist Association to form Dundee and South Angus Conservative and Unionist Association.

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Minutes, 1909-1970; Membership records, c.1969 - c.1973; Press cuttings and correspondence, 1930-1951; Election leaflets, 2003-2007; Photographs, c.1931-1936



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Conditions governing access

Membership records are closed to readers until 01/01/2033 unless permission is obtained from the Chairman or Secretary of Dundee and South Angus Conservative and Unionist Association (and/or its successor bodies).
Other records open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 270

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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