MC:P2/6 Dodds-Parker’s time outside Parliament, 1959–1964
Following his exclusion from Harold Macmillan’s government in 1957, Dodds-Parker decided, largely on the advice of Winston Churchill, to stand down from Parliament at the next General Election (an account of this meeting, and of his decision to leave Parliament temporarily, is given on pp.122–33 of Political Eunuch). During the next five years, he devoted himself to business matters, but retained his links with the Conservative Party by becoming Chairman of the Conservative Commonwealth Council in 1962. In this year, too, he renewed his political career by being chosen as the Conservatives’ Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Cheltenham. He also represented the Queen at the Independence celebrations of Senegal in 1961.
This section is divided into the following series:
MC:P2/6/1L Papers on Membership of Organisations
MC:P2/6/1C Correspondence, 1959–1964
MC:P2/6/1MS Notes, 1959–1964
MD:P2/6/1N Miscellaneous Newspaper Cuttings, 1959–1964
MC:P2/6/1P Miscellaneous Photographs, 1959–1964
MC:P2/6/2P Photographs related to the CCC
MC:P2/6/2X Printed Ephemera related to the CCC
MC:P2/6/2MS Notes on the CCC
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