Collection MS 309 - North Tayside Conservative and Unionist Association

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MS 309


North Tayside Conservative and Unionist Association


  • 1894-1998 (Creation)

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0.54 linear metres

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The North Tayside Conservative and Unionist Association was formed in the early 1980s following the creation of the North Tayside Parliamentary Constituency. North Tayside was made up of parts of the former Kinross and West Perthshire, Perth and East Perthshire and South Angus County Constituencies, all three of which had been won by Conservative candidates at the previous general election (1979). The North Tayside Association absorbed several branches from the former Kinross and West Perthshire, Perth and East Perthshire and South Angus Conservative and Unionist Associations. The seat was first contested at the General Election of 1983, and was won by the Conservative candidate Bill Walker (who had been MP for Perth and East Perthshire 1979-1983). Walker held the seat until 1997 when he was defeated by the SNP's John Swinney. The seat was abolished ahead of the 2005 General Election and the Association was dissolved. It was succeeded by Perth and North Perthshire and Angus Conservative and Unionist Associations

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These records were held by Mrs Barbara Vaughan, Secretary of the Perth and North Perthshire Conservative Party

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Constitutions, 1927-1961; Minute books, 1894-1998; Letter books, 1927-1950; Membership records, 1927-1950; Miscellaneous records, 1948-1958; Publications, 1949-1991; Photographs, c 1938-1984; Ephemera, c 1950-1964


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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 309

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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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