Political papers and correspondence regarding Reginald Prentice's de-selection by his Newham North East constituency, the 1976 Labour Party conference on Blackpool, his defection to the Conservative Party and general political activities.
PRENTICE, Reginald Ernest (1923-2001), Baron Prentice; politician
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- ReferenceGB 97 PRENTICE
- Dates of Creationc1946-2000
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description15 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Educated at Whitgift School; London School of Economics (BSc (Econ). Temporary Civil Servant, 1940-1942; RA, 1942-1946; commissioned 1943; served in Italy and Austria, 1944-1946. Student at LSE, 1946-1949; Member, staff of Transport and General Workers' Union, Assistant to Legal Secretary; in charge of Union's Advice and Service Bureau, 1950-1957. Labour MP: East Ham N, May 1957-1974, Newham NE, 1974-October 1977; Conservative MP: Newham NE, October 1977-1979; Daventry, 1979-1987; Minister of State, Department of Education and Science, 1964-1966; Minister of Public Building and Works, 1966-1967; Minister of Overseas Development, 1967-1969; Opposition Spokesman on Employment, 1972-1974; Section of State for Education and Science, 1974-1975; Minister for Overseas Development, 1975-1976; Minister of State (Minister for Social Security), DHSS, 1979-1981. Executive Member Committee, National Union of Cons. Assocs, 1988-1990. Alderman, GLC, 1970-1971. JP County Borough of Croydon, 1961-1964.
His publications include: Right Turn (1978).
Section 1: London School of Economics and Political Science;
Section 2: Labour Party papers;
Section 3: Newham North East Constituency papers;
Section 4: Conservative Party papers;
Section 5: Retirement;
Section 6: Biographical works;
Section 7: Photographs;
Section 8: Personal papers
Deposited by the family.
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Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database by Anna Towlson.
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