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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1158
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1906-1968
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.82 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Wood Green and Lower Tottenham Conservative Association


Administrative/Biographical history:

The parliamentary constituency of Tottenham is situated in the borough of Haringey. It was established in 1885 when it also included the Wood Green area. Between 1885 and 1918 the area returned Liberal candidates.

In 1918 the seat was divided into Tottenham North and Tottenham South, while Wood Green became a separate constituency. Between 1918 and 1950 the Tottenham seats were held by a mix of Conservative and Labour candidates. In 1950 the seats were reunited into the current Tottenham constituency, covering Tottenham, Tottenham Hale, Haringay, West Green, Seven Sisters, Bruce Grove, Northumberland Park and Finsbury Park. Since 1950 the seat has been held by Labour candidates.

The Wood Green constituency returned Conservative Members of Parliament between 1918 and 1950. Between 1950 and 1983 it returned Labour politicians. The constituency was abolished in 1983 and merged with Hornsey to form the parliamentary constitutency of Hornsey and Wood Green, comprising half of the borough of Haringey, covering Wood Green, Noel Park, Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, Crouch End, Cranley Gardens and Highgate. The new seat was held by the Conservatives until 1992 when a Labour candidate was successful. In 2005 and 2010 the seat was taken by the Liberal Democrats.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Wood Green and Lower Tottenham Conservative Association, including minutes of the Southgate Conservative and Unionist Association; Executive Committee and Entertainments Committee minutes of the Palmers Green Unionist Association; financial accounts for the Wood Green Constitutional Association; Executive and General Purposes Committee minutes for the Women's Constitutional Association Wood Green Branch; and minutes, correspondence and papers relating to ward organisation for the Wood Green and Tottenham Conservative Association.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in sections according to association.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in January 1972.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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.

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