Churchill, Sir Winston

A year before returning to power, Tory leader Churchill thanks a Conservative colleague and inquires of his health

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(1874-1965) First Lord of Admiralty 1911-15, Chancellor of Exchequer 1924-29, PM 1940-45, Leader of the Opposition 1945-51, PM 1951-55. Received 1953 Nobel Prize for Literature for his "History of the English-Speaking Peoples". TLS on his 9 ½ x 7 ½ Chartwell, Westerham, Kent letterhead, October 25 1950, to Nigel Davies, Esq., M.P. Salutation and closing in Churchill’s hand, as is day of the month. Churchill thanks Davies for a copy of his booklet which he read with pleasure “…which states a great many facts deserving of careful consideration.” Churchill hopes Davies is “…getting better and will soon be fully recovered.” In view of Labor’s slim majority, Churchill no doubt wanted to be sure he would not lose a Conservative seat for health reasons! Claude Nigel Byam Davies (1920-2004) UK Conservative Party politician elected MP for the Epping constituency in Essex (defeating a Labor MP), but did not contest the 1951 general election. The Feb. 23, 1950 UK general election was the first ever after a full term Labor government. Despite polling 1.5 million+ votes more than the Tories, the election gave Labour a 5-seat majority and Labor called another general election for Oct. 25, 1951 hoping to increase their majority. Despite polling a million+ votes more than the Conservatives-and more votes than in the 1950 election-the Conservatives formed the next government, holding the Epping seat vacated by Davies.

Condition: Very good, slight spots top and bottom left, folds
Type:Letter






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