Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4445
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: LONDON LIBERAL PARTY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4.31 linear metres
Name of creator(s): London Liberal Federation x London Liberal Party
The London Liberal Party (LLP) was formed in October 1943, having been established in 1903 as the London Liberal Federation. It originally served as the coordinating body for Liberal Associations within the County of London and now fulfills the same function across Greater London. An annual subscription fee is paid by each member association, with further income generated by a range of fund raising activities. This revenue supports the LLP's various tasks, which include the selection of candidates and all other aspects of election campaigning.
Scope and content/abstract:
The records of the London Liberal Party are of interest to anyone wishing to study local and/or national politics with reference to London. The working mechanisms of the LLP and achievements of its staff can be assessed, whilst the varying fortunes of the Local Associations and Liberal Party as a whole can be observed. Much of the material gives a fascinating insight into a range of London-wide and national issues, both familiar and contemporary. The records can also provide a useful commentary on the activities of the Greater London Council, Inner London Education Authority and others.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
The records have been arranged into the following series:
LMA/4445/01 - Minutes and party administration;
LMA/4445/02 - Accounts;
LMA/4445/03 - Local Association correspondence;
LMA/4445/04 - London borough campaign files;
LMA/4445/05 - Press and publicity material;
LMA/4445/06 - Photographs.
Conditions governing access:
These records are open to public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to closure periods.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records remains with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Records deposited in September 1995.
See also ACC/1446.
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.