North Wales Election Papers

Scope and Content

Comprises material relating to general and local and European elections. Consists mainly of election pamphlets issued by various parties and candidates in Caernarfonshire and Anglesey in particular, with some material relating to Denbighshire and Merioneth.

General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts reference number is given in brackets following the description. 

  • General and local election material, fundraising etc, Anglesey, 1837 - 1898 (29534-29540
  • Collection of election and policy leaflets, and election results for 1880, 1906, 1923, 1929, 1931, 1943, 1945, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1959 (35392-35433)
  • General election pamphlet relating to Liberal candidate, Charles Edward Breese, 1918 (32892a)
  • General and local election pamphlets, Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire and Merioneth, 1910 - 1989 (36913-37054)
  • General election, results in Wales, 1945 - 1955 (19169)
  • General election pamphlets, 1964 (33567)
  • General election pamphlets, 1966 (33570)
  • General election material, Conwy and Denbigh constituencies, 1974, 1979, 1983; local council elections, Ogwen division, 1981, Arfon division, 1983; Plaid Cymru election material, 1974-1983 (32450-32473)
  • Election pamphlets, by-election, Bangor City, 1977; Gwynedd County Council Elections, 1977 and 1981; General Election, relating to one candidate in Denbigh, 1979 (31065-31080)
  • General Election, Anglesey, Caernarfon, Conwy and Denbigh constituencies, pamphlets, various parties, 1979 (32973-32985)
  • Election pamphlets, general election, Conwy constituency; local elections, Arfon district council, Bangor ward, 1979 (35852-35856)
  • General election, list of material gathered by National Library of Wales, Welsh political archive, 1983 (32568)
  • Election to European Parliament, pamphlets circulated in North Wales constituency by the Conservative Party, SDP/Liberal Alliance, Plaid Cymru and the Labour Party, 1984 (32838-32846, 34163-34165)
  • Council by-election material, Caernarfon Ward 2, November 29, 1984 (33085-33086)
  • Circular advertising a meeting of the Liberal party at Conwy constituency, speakers include MPs David Steel, Tom Ellis, Richard Livesey and Councillor Roger Roberts, March 1985 (34180)
  • Files containing material relating to the boundary between England and Wales and the review of district electoral arrangements, c. 1985 (34360-34408 )
  • Colwyn borough council election pamphlet, Mochdre Ward, May 1986 (34569-34571)
  • Anglesey and Caernarfonshire local government election pamphlets, Aberconwy, Arfon, Caernarfon, Bangor City, Bangor, Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll and Ynys Mon councils, 1987 May 7 (36146-36320)
  • General election pamphlets issued by various candidates from various parties in Caernarfon, Clwyd, Conwy and Anglesey constituencies, 1992 (36799-36897)

Administrative / Biographical History

General, local and European elections held in constituencies throughout north Wales counties of Caernarfonshire, Anglesey, Denbighshire and Merioneth.


Material was received on separate occasions, arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, June 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 19169, 29534-29540, 31065-31080, 32450-32473, 32568, 32892a, 32838-32846, 32973-32985, 33085-33086, 33567, 33570, 34163-34165, 34180, 34360-34408, 34569-34571, 35392-35433, 35852-35856, 36146-36320, 36799-36897, 36913-37054

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Bruce Griffith Papers which contain political and election material, see reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 33070, 34749. See also the Papers of William Jones, MP for Arfon Division, reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 5446-5486