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Hugh Monckton-Milnes Liberal National Candidate Burnley 1945 Election

June 1945
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Hugh Monckton-Milnes Liberal National Candidate Burnley 1945 Election

This envelope contained several cuttings between early June and election day of July 5th covering Major Milnes' adoption as the Liberal National candidate, his campaign, including his election address and photograph. The articles were very lengthy and are only given in summary.
16th June 1945 they reported on Major Milnes' visits to workplaces including Bank Hall Colliery where he was particularly interested in the Bevin Boys scheme and met one, David Ker, and afterwards lunched in the staff canteen. He had also visited the bed-ridden poor and vowed to improve their conditions. The previous day he had been received by Lord Shuttleworth at Gawthorpe Hall and other engagements included visiting the Derby game at Lowerhouse, and a tour of Victoria Hospital.
On 23rd June, the Express reported he would have to cancel some engagements to attend the funeral of the head of his family, the Marquis of Crewe. He was also unwell himself and although he addressed a meeting at the Mechanics Institute he only did so under a severe physical handicap and was receiving "M. and B. treatment". (An early anti-biotic used to treat infections such as pneumonia).
Note : Milnes lost to the sitting Labour M.P. Mr. W.A. Burke, see BEenv6626 for images and report of Election Day and Declaration Day.

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