Sub-fonds NLW MSS 23254-23268. - Megan Lloyd George Papers,

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NLW MSS 23254-23268.

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Megan Lloyd George Papers,

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  • 1910-1966 / (Creation)

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15 volumes.

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Lady Megan Lloyd George (1902-66) was the fifth child of David and Margaret Lloyd George. She enjoyed a quite unique childhood at 11 and 10 Downing Street, and accompanied her father to the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. Widely regarded as her father's natural political heir by the mid-1920s, she was elected Liberal MP for Anglesey in May 1929, the first woman MP in the history of Wales. In 1931 she became one of the tiny band of Lloyd George Liberals, and during the 1930s spoke regularly in the House of Commons on agriculture, unemployment and Welsh affairs. During the second world war she became a keen advocate of women's rights and Welsh issues. She was already clearly moving leftwards in the political spectrum, and there were persistent rumours that she was likely to join the Labour Party. In 1949 Clement Davies appointed Megan deputy leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party. She was defeated by Cledwyn Hughes in 1951, and subsequently joined the Labour Party in April 1955. She served as president of the Parliament for Wales campaign, 1950-56. Megan was elected Labour MP for Carmarthenshire in February 1957, serving until her death from cancer in May 1966. She remained a backbencher. Although unmarried, Lady Megan Lloyd George had a long, passionate affair with the Labour MP Philip Noel-Baker (1889-1982)

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There are more than 700 letters, 1949-1957, to Lady Megan Lloyd George from the Labour politician Philip Noel-Baker (1889-1982), together with other papers relating to the Lloyd George family. These include a small quantity of letters, 1910-[c. 1918], from her father David Lloyd George, and some from other correspondents, 1925-1966. There is also a group of Lloyd George's speech notes.

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Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 23254-68.

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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their readers' tickets.

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Preferred citation: NLW MSS 23254-23268.

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vtls004961692

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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