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This case study was the result of partnership work between The Keep in East Sussex and the Parliamentary Archives. It formed part of the De Montfort project, which took place in 2015 as part of Parliament's wider 2015 Parliament in the Making programme.
The project explored the impact of MPs and Peers on both their local communities and at Parliament. For this case study a college group spent time visiting The Keep and the Parliamentary Archives to consult original archive materials. This enabled participants to gain experience in and build confidence of working with archive records.
Found out more about the participating groups and the ways in which we explored the life and career of Tufton Beamish
Tufton Beamish was an army officer and MP for Lewes between 1945 and 1974. Find more about his life and career here.
The Parliamentary Archives holds materials relating to the life and career of Tufton Beamish. Find out about the sources our visiting students consulted here.
Would you like to find out more about MPs and your local area? Find out how in this section
The De Montfort Project is an outreach project run by the Parliamentary Archives which explores the life and impact of local MPs and Peers on both their local area and at Parliament.