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.
Papers of Derek Coombs MP (1937-2014), Conservative politician and journalist
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 COO
- Dates of Creation1962-1975
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description39 boxes
Scope and Content
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).
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/COO
The collection was deposited with the Centre on indefinite loan by Derek Coombs in 1976.