Election Party Records

Scope and Content

Printed material relating to elections in Pembrokeshire, 1979-1992, including publicity material for general elections, 1979-1992, and the Referendum on a Welsh Assembly, 1979; and European election leaflets, 1979-1984.

Administrative / Biographical History

The parliamentary constituency of Pembrokeshire was held by Nicholas Edwards of the Conservative Party 1970 until 1987, when Nicholas Bennett, also of the Conservative Party, replaced him. Other candidates in the 1987 General Election were Bryan Rayner (Labour Party), Patrick Jones (Liberal/ Social Democratic Party Alliance) and Ozi Osmond (Plaid Cymru). In the 1992 election, Nicholas Bennett again represented the Conservative Party; his opponents were Nick Ainger (Labour Party), Peter Sain Ley Berry (Liberal Democrats), Conrad Bryant (Plaid Cymru), Mike Stoddart (Anti-Federalists), and Roger Coghill (Green Party). In the 1979 European elections, Ann Clwyd won the Mid and West Wales seat (covering Pembrokeshire) for the Labour Party. In the 1984 elections David Morris held the seat for Labour. The candidates produced a variety of printed literature in the course of the campaigns.


Arranged into the following: General Election 1987; General Election 1992; Welsh Assembly Referendum 1979; General Election 1979; European Elections, 1979; General Election, 1983; European Election, 1984.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

The 1987 election material was deposited 1988; 1992 election material deposited 1993; 1979 and 1983 election material deposited by Mr Michael Freeman, per Ceredigion County Archivist, 1997.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Election Party Records, catalogue; Jones, Beti, Etholiadau'r ganrif, 1885-1997/Welsh elections, 1885-1997 (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 1999).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available in Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are possible

Geographical Names