Papers of Michael Stern, Conservative MP for Bristol North West Constituency, 1983-1997

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

These are the Constituency Papers of Michael Stern, Conservative MP for Bristol North West between 1983-1997. They are arranged in the order of correspondence with constituents, and subject files relating to constituency topics of interest. There are also some materials relating to Parliamentary Standing Committees concerning financial affairs. Also included are papers of the Conservative Bow Group in London in the 1970s, and papers relating to Stern standing as prospective parliamentary candidate for Derby South, 1975-1982.

Administrative / Biographical History

Michael Stern was Conservative MP for Bristol North West between 1983-1997. Prior to this he had worked as an Accountant, and he returned to accountancy in 1997. He was also involved in the Conservative Bow Group in the 1970s, and was Prospective Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Derby South, 1975-1982.

Arrangement

Arranged by Constituency correspondence; Constituency subject files; Bow Group material; Parliamentary Standing Committees; and Derby South papers.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all bone fide readers. Correspondence with Constituents is closed for thirty years from the date of the most recent letter in each file.

Acquisition Information

Michael Stern

Note

Due to the personal nature of the correspondence with North West Bristol constituents, 1983-1997, it has been decided to keep this section closed for thirty years. Subject files are to be kept open, but can be closed if deemed too personal. The Bow Group papers give a good insight into the work of the Conservative Bow Group in London, 1968-1985.

Other Finding Aids

Typescript catalogue avaailable in the University of Bristol Special Collections and at the National Register of Archives, Historical Manuscripts Commission, London.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission must be sought from the University of Bristol Special Collections.

Custodial History

These papers were given by Michael Stern in July 1997.

Accruals

No accruals are expected