Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/3561
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: MUNICIPAL REFORM PARTY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Municipal Reform Party
The Municipal Reform Party was a local party allied to the Parliamentary Conservative Party. The party was been formed in 1906 in order to overturn Progressive and Labour control of much of London municipal government. It incorporated the Moderate Party, who had formed previous opposition to the Progressives on the county council.
The first elections for which the Municipal Reform Party stood were those to Metropolitan Borough councils, on 1 November 1906. The campaign was very successful, with Municipal Reformers winning control of twenty-two of twenty-eight councils. Following this success, the Party published a manifesto for the 1907 London County Council election. Policies included: tight controls on financial expenditure, proper auditing of municipal accounts, creation of a traffic board to coordinate transport in the capital, support of electricity provision by private enterprise and an education policy favouring denominational schools. The manifesto proved a success and the party took power from the Progressives.
They remained in power until 1934 when the Labour Party gained control of the Council. Between 1934 and 1946 the Municipal Reform Party formed the opposition on the council. From 1946 onwards Conservative candidates replaced the Municipal Reform Party.
Scope and content/abstract:
Record of the Municipal Reform Party, comprising campaign speech given to the electors of Norwood Division, Lambeth.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
One document catalogued as ACC/3561/001.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Record deposited in July 1995.
See also ACC/3307 (campaign speech from 1910).
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: June to August 2010.