Commonwealth Party

May 1945

South Yorkshire Times May 19 1945

Commonwealth Party

The Commonwealth party had its first meeting in Conisbrough last Thursday addressed by Mr Percy Cardwell one of the official lecturers for the Commonwealth party.

He summarised what the party stands for and said although there were no likelihood of them putting a candidate up in the Don Valley he wanted to create interest in the district. The Commonwealth party was not opposing either the Labour or the Communist Party whereby had got determined men of their own. But at the same time neither of these parties quite filled the bill.

What was good for Russia was not necessarily good for Britain and his criticism of the Labour Party was that it was run by the trade unions and the greater part of the electorate were not members of the trade unions.

With Mr Cardwell was Mr. R Garrat electoral organiser for Sheffield who assisted in the Chelmsford elections