Correspondence as constituency secretary for Oswald Mosley

Scope and Content

Correspondence primarily between Whiteley and Mosley. Also includes correspondence with G.T.Sutton. Letters arranged chronologically, concerning constituency matters in Birmingham, such as arranging meetings and organising speeches. Includes correspondence between Mosley and Whiteley regarding the development of Whiteley's own career, with discussion of Whiteley's adoption as Labour candidate for Ladywood.

Administrative / Biographical History

Oswald Mosley was Labour MP for Smethwick after winning the by-election in December 1926. In the 1930s Mosley became disillusioned with the Labour Party and in 1932 formed the British Union of Fascists.

George John Sutton was Private Secretary to Sir Oswald Mosley for more than 20 years, beginning in 1920 when Mosley was a Conservative Member of Parliament. Prior to this, he had been chair of North St Pancras Labour Party.

Note

Oswald Mosley was Labour MP for Smethwick after winning the by-election in December 1926. In the 1930s Mosley became disillusioned with the Labour Party and in 1932 formed the British Union of Fascists.

George John Sutton was Private Secretary to Sir Oswald Mosley for more than 20 years, beginning in 1920 when Mosley was a Conservative Member of Parliament. Prior to this, he had been chair of North St Pancras Labour Party.

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