Pratap (later Lord) Chitnis was the post-war Liberal Party’s first grassroots campaigning mastermind. … Read the full post »
Read about the peer Baron Pratap Chitnis who for many years was a key behind-the-scenes person in the Liberal Party. This including being the winning election agent for Eric Lubbock in the Orpington Parliamentary by-election in 1962. He was head of the Liberal Party Organisation (LPO) 1966-9.
Pratap Chitnis was made a life peer in 1977 and sat as a crossbencher in the House of Lords.
For a few astonishing days in March 1962, the Liberal Party led the Conservative and Labour parties in the opinion polls, the only time it had ever done so since polls were invented. … Read the full post »