Records of the York Conservative Association

Scope and Content

Documents relating to the running of the society and includes minute books, account books, reports, attendance registers and accounts for meetings and expenses. Also includes scrap books containing newspaper cuttings relating to election notices, events and meetings as well as an address by Henry Lascelles.

Administrative / Biographical History

The York Conservative Association forms part of the Conservative Associations formed after the 1832 Reform Act by members of the Conservative Party.

The Association was run by members of the Conservative Party which carry out the work of the Party. This includes providing a base for supporters and parliamentary constituents for the local area, organising social functions and campaigning for the election of Members of Parliament, Members of the European Parliament and Councillors.

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Francesca Taylor, Community Collection Assistant, September 2014.

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