Category Archives: Election files


Note that this file contains language that is by its nature offensive to Black and other minority ethnic groups. Includes various papers, hate mail item, and eg Tottenham conservative party election flyers promoting candidate Andrew Charalambous.


Campaigning dossier maintained by Bernie Grant re Derek Laud (prospective parliamentary candidate representing Tottenham Conservative Party). File mainly consists of press releases and press clippings.


Campaigning dossier re new Tottenham conservative candidate, Andrew Scantlebury as well as libel papers re comments made about Bernie Grant by Chairman of Tottenham Conservative Party, Michael Flynn. Also contains election flyers and general press and campaigning information. For other files in the collection relating to libel, see ‘Personal Papers – Legal files’.


Internal selection papers relating to Bernie Grant’s prospective parliamentary candidacy [as the Member of Parliament for Tottenham]. Includes documents such as local Labour Party correspondence; press clippings; proof sheet of black and white publicity portrait photographs; Bernie Grant’s correspondence with organisations appealing for the nomination for the Tottenham candidature; copies of Bernie Grant’s resume and annotated copies of his ‘political statement in support of resume’ [ie opinions on key policy areas such as gay and lesbian civil rights, Tottenham labour party, unemployment, trade unions, women, pensioners, black and minority ethnic groups, youth, peace / nuclear issues, people with disabilities, pensioners, foreign policy]. Refers to Bernie Grant’s opinions on Black Sections and Black representation in the Labour Party.


Papers relating to issues such as voluntary aided schools; prospective parliamentary candidates (election into the party and their role); election campaigning; motions to special General Committee meeting. Includes letter issued to Bernie Grant from Birmingham Labour Party MPs, dated 3 April 1987 as well as the accompanying press release issued by Bernie Grant in reaction to the letter. Also includes Bernie Grant’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate report delivered at the Tottenham Central Labour Party Annual General Meeting, dated 26 Feb 1986 – report relates to issues such as media misrepresentation and the Broadwater Farm disturbance.


File comprises documents such as correspondence, press clippings, campaign group handwritten notes, minutes, and reports, mainly relating to Bernie Grant seeking after nominations for the National Labour Party Deputy Leadership. Material documents relations between Bernie Grant and the Labour Party.


File includes election flyers (Labour Party and Tory leaflets), posters, bulletins, and black and white photographs of Bernie Grant pasted into a scrapbook. Also contains some well known London Labour briefings eg ‘We Will Defend Our Communities’ by Bernie Grant (re Broadwater Farm disturbance and police community relations). Ephemera relates to policy issues such as racism, youth, women, social services, employment and roads. Annotated at back of item ‘P & P Roger Harris 20/2/94’. Contains biographical information re councillors 1982.