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  1. The flame of British Liberalism burns steady and brighter: A timeline from 1945

    The Liberals came second to Labour in the Bermondsey Rotherhithe by-election on 19 November 1946, and to the Conservatives in the Howdenshire [East Riding of Yorkshire] on 27 February 1947. In that election Harry Crookshank returned to the House of Commons. The Epsom by-election on 4...
  2. The flame of British Liberalism burns steady and brighter: A timeline from 1945

    I somehow accidently pressed the reply button by mistake. My next post will be what I was going to write.
  3. The flame of British Liberalism burns steady and brighter: A timeline from 1945

    The Liberals came second to Labour in the
  4. Stanley Baldwin's Successful Political Gamble: A TL from 1923

    A general election for the National Coucil of Austria was held on Sunday 10 March 1940. The number of seats won by each party were as follows: Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPO): 89 Austrian People's Party (OVP): 72 Communist Party of Austria (KPO) : 4 -------------- Total: 165...
  5. Striving for a world transformed by justice and peace - a TL from 1827

    Aneurin, Maire and their children, and Mairead, moved into their new house in Fishguard on Saturday 2 December 1882. (1) Maire and Nye allocated the bedrooms as follows: Front bedroom: Maire, Nye, Ifor and Deirdre Back bedroom: David and Thomas First middle bedroom: Eithne and...
  6. Keeping the British Liberal Party flag flying high

    Margaret Chase Smith as the Republican candidate for Vice President attracted much comment, as the first woman on a major party's presidential ticket, and if elected would be a heart beat from the presidency. However Rockefeller was in good health and unlikely to die from natural causes in...
  7. The flame of British Liberalism burns steady and brighter: A timeline from 1945

    Sir Archibald Sinclair needed to appoint a new Liberal Chief Whip to replace Sir Percy Harris who had lost his Bethnal Green South West seat to Labour in the general election. He chose Wilfrid Roberts, MP for Cumberland North since 1945 and an Assistant Whip. In the Bromley by-election on...
  8. Stanley Baldwin's Successful Political Gamble: A TL from 1923

    After Austria was liberated from Nazi rule and its independence restored in September 1939, there was a huge campaign for a referendum on the restoration of the monarchy, with Otto von Habsburg as king. (1) Because of his strong and principled opposition to the Nazis and saving thousands...
  9. Keeping the British Liberal Party flag flying high

    You are right about the 22nd amendment and Cabot Lodge Jr.
  10. Striving for a world transformed by justice and peace - a TL from 1827
    Threadmarks: Fishguard, Mairead O'Brien

    The house in Fishguard in which Aneurin and Maire Griffiths were going to live was furnished much like a typical Victorian house, similar to their house in Ferryside. See post #1,546 page #1. They more or less liked the furnishings in their new house, though with little enthusiasm...
  11. Keeping the British Liberal Party flag flying high

    1964 was election year in the United States. Because Henry Cabot Lodge had served two terms as President, he could not seek re-election and the Republican nomination was open. The Democrat national convention was held Atlantic City, New Jersey, from 24 to 27 August. (1) The...
  12. WI No WW1 in 1914?

    Grenville Morton does not give any reference to the text of the Home Rule Act 1914. However he refers to two books listed in the bibliography: The Irish Question, 1840-1921 by N. Mansergh, Allen & Unwin, 1965 (revised version of Ireland in the Age of Reform and Revolution , 1940)...
  13. The flame of British Liberalism burns steady and brighter: A timeline from 1945

    The result of the general election was a moderately good one for the Liberal Party. Compared with 1945 they increased their number of MPs from 21 to 25, their first increase since 1929. Their percentage share of the total vote more than doubled from 6.5% to 14.4%, though that was partly...
  14. Stanley Baldwin's Successful Political Gamble: A TL from 1923

    In Poland, a Socialist Party/People's Party/Labour Faction coalition government was formed on 25 September 1940. It had 277 out of the 500 seats in the Sejm. The Prime Minister was Tomasz Arciszewski. (1). Ignacy Moscicki continued in office as President. (2) (1) For Arciszewki see...
  15. WI No WW1 in 1914?

    Under the provisions of the third Home Rule Bill, the "Irish Parliament was to be empowered to add to the rates of excise duties, customs duties on beer and spirits, stamp duties and land tax. In addition it was permissible to add to income tax, death duties or customs imposts up to a...
  16. Striving for a world transformed by justice and peace - a TL from 1827

    I will add threadmarks when I have time.
  17. Striving for a world transformed by justice and peace - a TL from 1827
    Threadmarks: Aneurin and Maire Griffiths

    On the following Saturday 25 Novenber 1882, Maire and Aneurin travelled on a train from Ferryside to Fishguard. They took baby Deirdre with them. In Fishguard they bought a copy of the Pembrokeshire Herald newspaper to look for suitable houses advertised in it. They went to a...
  18. Keeping the British Liberal Party flag flying high

    Tom Barrett was a member of the Oxford University Athletics Club and competed in track events on behalf of the University and came first in several. He was also a member of the University Liberal Society. He won a srveral medal in the 1000 metres race in the 1956 Buenos Aires Summer...
  19. Keeping the British Liberal Party flag flying high

    The British performance in the 1964 Summer Olympics was no worse than in previous games. Tom Barrett was the Minister of Sport, officially a Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Education and Science. [1] He was born in September 1930 and educated at Bedales School and New College, Oxford...
  20. The flame of British Liberalism burns steady and brighter: A timeline from 1945

    A Gallup Poll in June 1945 showed the voting intention for the Liberal Party as 15%. (1). In this TL the Liberal vote in the July 1945 general election is just below this at 14.4% compared to 8.9% in OTL. The book The British Voter: An Atlas ànd Survey since 1885 by Michael Kinnear...
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