Papers of Derek Coombs MP (1937-2014), Conservative politician and journalist

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence with constituents and subject files dating mainly from 1970-1974, including papers relating to Coombs's proposals for a political settlement in Northern Ireland.

Administrative / Biographical History

Derek Coombs was born in 1937. Initially a political journalist, he was also Conservative MP for Birmingham Yardley from 1970 to 1974.

Reference: Chris Cook, Jane Leonard and Peter Leese, 'Sources in Contemporary British History 2: Individuals', (Longman, 1994).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

The collection was deposited with the Centre on indefinite loan by Derek Coombs in 1976.