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The Carlton Club is a gentlemen's club in London. It was founded in 1832, the Reform Club being formed in 1936 as a counterpart, and from the outset was associated with the Conservative Party; indeed, playing a role in the transition from the Tory party to its modern successor. A Gentlemens club is a members club, originally for male members of the English gentry. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... This 1840s drawing shows the corridors around the central saloon at first floor level The Reform Club in London viewed from Pall Mall, with the Travellers Club immediately to its left The Reform Club is a private gentlemens club situated on the south side of Pall Mall (at number... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Many Conservative MPs have been members, and it was most famous for the 'Carlton Club meeting' of 1922 in which backbench Conservative MPs decided to overthrow their leader Austen Chamberlain and withdraw from the David Lloyd George-led coalition. MPs voted 185 to 85 in favour of discontinuing the Coalition, after speeches from Bonar Law and Baldwin who said that the fact Lloyd George was a 'dynamic force' was a dangerous thing. This meeting resulted in the name '1922 Committee' for the committe of Conservative backbench MPs. Austen Chamberlain The Right Honourable Sir Austen Chamberlain (October 16, 1863 – March 17, 1937) was a British statesman and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. ... The Right Honourable David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor, OM, PC (17 January 1863 – 26 March 1945) was a British statesman and the last Liberal to be Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ...

The club's original building in Pall Mall was bombed in World War II, and so it subsequently moved premises to a newer building, 69 St James' St, formerly the premises of Arthurs' which had fallen on hard times.

In 1977 the Junior Carlton Club merged with the Carlton Club.

Only men may become full members. Ladies may become associate members, paying a lower subscription but entitled to use only some of the facilities. The leader of the Conservative Party is invited to become an honorary member. Honorary members are entitled to use the full range of the Club's facilities. Margaret Thatcher therefore as a honorary member is entitled to use the same facilities as other full members. The Right Honourable Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925), is a British politician. ...

See also

See Gentlemens club for an explanation of this particular sort of club. ...

External link

  • Official site

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Carlton Club - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (359 words)
The Carlton Club is a gentlemen's club in London.
In 1977 the Junior Carlton Club merged with the Carlton Club.
on June 25, 1990, the Carlton Club was bombed, [1] allegedly by the IRA, injuring the porter.
Victorian London - Entertainment and Recreation - Clubs - Carlton Club (746 words)
CARLTON CLUB, the, Pall Mall, is a purely political Club, and was founded by the late Duke of Wellington, and a few of his most influential political friends.
Carlton Club, Pall-mall No special qualification is mentioned in the rules, but the club is the recognised head-quarters of the Conservative parts.
The Smoking-room of the Carlton Club, on the first floor, is 65 feet by 36 feet, and was originally the Library, as the well-fitted bookshelves remain to avouch.
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