Papers of Andrew Faulds MP

Scope and Content

Press cuttings, reports, speeches and documentation relating to African politics and refugees; including some material on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, 1960s-70s.
Press-cuttings on African nationalist movements (including the African National Congress (South Africa), Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (FRELIMO), Zimbabwe African National Union); minutes of Rhodesia Emergency Campaign Committee; cyclostyled reports on Central Africa by the Africa Bureau; transcripts of speeches by Kenneth Kaunda, Vernon Mwaanga, Julius Nyerere; material on Namibia International Conference 1972; Anti-Apartheid Movement documents; reports from Warwick University's Campaign for African Refugees, 1969-70; Lusaka Manifesto, April 1969 (originally termed the Manifesto on Southern Africa); file of documents relating to Israel and Palestine.

Administrative / Biographical History

Andrew Faulds was born Tanganyika (now Tanzania), the son of Matthew Faulds, a Church of Scotland missionary. Educated in Scotland, he served in the Royal Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War, and in 1945 married Bunty Whitfield. Having just graduated from Glasgow University, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1948 and embarked on his career as an actor. A member of the Labour Party, he first stood for Parliament in the 1963 Stratford by-election. Having stood for election again the following year, he was to be elected to the Smethwick constituency in 1966. Faulds was Labour Member of Parliament for this constituency until his retirement in 1997 (the constituency having been renamed Warley East in 1974). Faulds was an active MP and was noted for being 'fiercely anti-racist', a Europhile and pro-Palestinian.

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Andrew Faulds was born Tanganyika (now Tanzania), the son of Matthew Faulds, a Church of Scotland missionary. Educated in Scotland, he served in the Royal Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War, and in 1945 married Bunty Whitfield. Having just graduated from Glasgow University, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1948 and embarked on his career as an actor. A member of the Labour Party, he first stood for Parliament in the 1963 Stratford by-election. Having stood for election again the following year, he was to be elected to the Smethwick constituency in 1966. Faulds was Labour Member of Parliament for this constituency until his retirement in 1997 (the constituency having been renamed Warley East in 1974). Faulds was an active MP and was noted for being 'fiercely anti-racist', a Europhile and pro-Palestinian.

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