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Historic Unionist Conference at Liverpool

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Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Directed by:
Topical Film Company
Produced by:
Topical Film Company
Year:

1921
Duration:

33 sec
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles

Liverpool Unionists decide to support the Government, providing Ulster’s position as part of Britain is protected, on November 17th 1921 – less than a month away from the signing of The Anglo-Irish Treaty.

Liverpool had a substantial Irish population, most of which were nationalist but a substantial proportion were unionist. The local M.P., Sir Laming Worthington Evans, was Unionist (the name for the Conservative Party from 1886 to 1922) and a member of the Coalition Lloyd George government.

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