File /2 - Political campaigns

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Political campaigns


  • 1969-1995 (Creation)

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6 cm.

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Comprises mainly press cuttings, together with a small quantity of printed items and correspondence, 1969-1995, relating to a large number of political campaigns in which Councillor Ray Davies has been involved. These include the campaign for a new Welsh Language Act and for enhanced Welsh medium education, the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa (over which Councillor Davies went on hunger strike in 1991), CND Wales and the Caerwent Peace Camp, the Gulf War, the campaign against corporal punishment in Mid-Glamorgan schools, Ireland, public spending cuts and the withdrawal of the Labour whip from Councillor Davies in 1981-1982 as a result of his protests against the cuts. There are also further papers deriving from more minor political campaigns in the Bedwas-Machen area. The correspondents include Robert Griffiths, 1981, Hubert Morgan (3), 1980-1981, Toni Schiavone, 1987, Dennis Skinner MP, 1982, and Angharad Tomos (3), 1986-1987.

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