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TitleFaulds; Andrew Matthew William (1923-2000); politician and actor
Extent263 boxes
Admin Biographical HistoryBorn 1923; educated George Watson's, Edinburgh, King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth, Daniel Stewart's, Edinburgh, High School, Stirling, and Glasgow University; spent three seasons with Shakespeare Memorial Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1948-[1951]; spent three years with the BBC Repertory Company; became famous for playing the part of Jet Morgan in the BBC radio drama Journey into Space; appeared in 37 films and many TV and radio performances; Council Member, British Actors' Equity, 1966-1969; Labour MP, Smethwick, 1966-74, and Warley East, 1974-97; Parliamentary Private Secretary to John Thomson Stonehouse as Minister of State for Aviation, 1967, Minister of Technology, 1967-68, and Postmaster General, 1968-69; Opposition spokesman for the Arts, 1970-73, and 1979-82; Founder, and Chairman, British Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Cooperation, 1974-97; Co-Chairman, All-Party Parliamentary Heritage Group, 1974-97; Member, House of Commons Works of Art Committee, 1970-97; Member, British Delegation to Council of Europe and Western European Union, 1975-80, and 1987-97; Executive Committee, GB China Centre, 1976-97; Executive Committee, Inter-Parliamentary Union, (British Section), 1983-97; Executive Committee, Franco-British Council, 1978-88; retired 1997; died 2000.
Custodial HistoryTransferred from Faulds' office after initial sorting after his retirement.
DescriptionPolitical papers of Andrew Matthew William Faulds, [1965-1997], mainly relating to his career as Labour MP for Smethwick (1966-1974) and Warley East (1974-1997). Comprises files relating to Parliamentary and constituency matters, foreign affairs, and the arts. There are also a number of audiotapes of Faulds' speeches, mostly in the House of Commons and the Council of Europe.
Related MaterialCOLL MISC 0401/2/6 - election ephemera 1964
COLL MISC 0712/6 - Election ephemera 1979

Borthwick Institute for Archives:
HIL L70 - Writings and speeches on African politics and refugees and the Israel-Palestine problem
Link to online catalogue -
Access StatusMainly open; some items closed
Access ConditionsUsers need to contact the Archivist before consulting items in FAULDS/7 (audiotapes). Users also need to sign the data protection declaration to access some files. Note that this is included on the standard reader registration form, so anyone who has filled this in has filled out the standard declaration. Please see file level descriptions for further information
Copyright TypeCopyright is held by the depositor
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