Graham Watson Papers

Documents from [1975] to [2016]
Fonds Creator
Fonds Inventory
Access Conditions

Fonds is open for consultation.

Reference Archivist

Liam, Ó Discín


This fonds reflects Graham Watson's lengthy career in both British and European politics. The collection is comprised of election materials, official statements, papers, correspondence, and administrative documents relating to the multiple aspects of Watson's political career. It covers Watson's work as an MEP from 1994-2014 in the South West England and Gibraltar constituency, the numerous election campaigns he was involved in throughout his career, conferences and meetings in which he took an active role in and, a number of publications in which Watson either authored himself or contributed to. The fonds provides an invaluable insight into the Liberal movement in both a British, European and wider international arena, as well as Watson's contributions within that context.

Extent and Medium

42 boxes, 105 files


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish


CD-Rom, Paper file

Administrative and Biographical History

A system of classification that has been devised for this fonds. The Historical Archives worked closely with our European Parliament colleagues in the Luxembourg Archives since other Watson papers have been deposited there.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The fond was deposited by Watson in the spring of 2016.

Appraisal Informations

Good condition.

ASystem of Arrangement

Original order has been maintained.

Notes and Remarks

ALDE: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.
BYC: British Youth Council.
CP: Climate Parliament.
EFLRY: European Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth.
ELDR: European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party.
IFLRY: International Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth.
LYMEC: Liberal and Radical Youth Movement of the European Community.
SDP: Social Democratic Party.
SLP: Scottish Labour Party.
SYL: Scottish Young Liberals.
Succeeded by: Liberal Youth Scotland.
CALD: Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats.
LI: Liberal International.

Legal Status Notes

Contains some personal and confidential data which will be closed to the general public.

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