Mr Herbert Spender-Clay

Former MP for Tonbridge

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • British Broadcasting Corporation. 17 Dec 1936

    While I realise the desirability of security of tenure of the staff at the British Broadcasting Corporation, the position is not quite analogous to that of the Civil Service. I cannot help thinking that an influx of new blood periodically would not be a bad thing, and we do not wish that the Corporation should be hemmed in with rules and regulations, and that everything should be governed by...
  • British Broadcasting Corporation. 17 Dec 1936

    The right hon. Gentleman seems to have persecution mania on the brain. If he has made out his case, the Postmaster-General should answer it. It cannot be left as it is now.
  • British Broadcasting Corporation. 17 Dec 1936

    It is easy to throw stones and get a certain amount of cheap publicity, and these people cannot answer back. 1 do not know any member of the British Broadcasting Corporation staff, I have spoken to Sir John Reith, I think, twice in my life, and I have no personal interest in any of the employés of the Corporation. But I believe that there would not be an increasing number of subscribers to...

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Former MP for Tonbridge

Entered the House of Commons on 19 January 1910 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 15 February 1937 — Died

Future MPs in this constituency

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