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City Liberal Club, Walbrook, E.C.óWas instituted -shortly after the General Election - of 1874, for the purpose of promoting intercourse between Liberals, and to afford means for remedying the disorganisation into which the Liberal party had fallen in the city of London. The election of members is vested in the committee. The names of candidates shall be put up for election in the order in which they appear in the book of candidates, excepting those of members of either House of Parliament, and of others who, in the opinion of the committee, have rendered special services to the Liberal Cause, to whom precedence shall be given. The political business of the club is conducted by a political council, the members of which are elected at general meetings of the club. A life member pays £105; but only a limited number of life members will be admitted. For an ordinary member the entrance fee is now £21, with an annual subscription of £10 10s. A country member, who has no residence or office less than fifty miles from London, pays an entrance fee of £10 10s., and an annual subscription of £6 6s. Any member leaving the United Kingdom may, on written application to the committee, become a supernumerary member, and he shall, during his absence from the United Kingdom, pay a reduced annual subscription of £2 2s. Candidates for membership may obtain nomination forms to be filled up, by applying to the secretary, at the club-house.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879