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1987 General Election: Strategy Group correspondence and papers, Oct 1986-Jun 1987

CRD 4/30/7/8

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Correspondents include:-
  1. Britto, Keith, Deputy Director, Special Services Department, Conservative Central Office
  2. Dobbs, Michael, Chief of Staff
  3. Harris, Robin, Director, Conservative Research Department
  4. Ingham, Bernard, Press Secretary, 10 Downing Street
  5. Ridley, Nicholas, Secretary of State for the Environment
  6. Sherbourne, Stephen, Political Secretary, 10 Downing Street
  7. Tebbit, Norman, Party Chairman
  8. True, Nicholas, Special Adviser to Secretary of State for Health and Social Security Norman Fowler
Papers includes:-
  1. Annotated note circulated to Strategy Group members listing the main issues affecting the next two weeks, [Author not given, but probably Bernard Ingham], 02/11/1986
  2. Memoranda concerning publication of details of the policy groups in The Independent, 03/11/1986
  3. 'Notes for the Home Secretary's presentation on Law and Order - Strategy Group - 3 November', Douglas Hurd, 06/11/1986
  4. 'Defence issues and their presentation', George Younger, 12/11/1986
  5. Memorandum concerning 'Labour and Defence', 13/11/1986
  6. Paper, 'Strategy Group: The Next Two Weeks', Bernard Ingham, 17/11/1986
  7. Paper, 'Health Policy', Norman Fowler, 21/11/1986
  8. Memorandum concerning Cold Weather Payments, 21/11/1986
  9. Paper, 'Public Opinion - Problems and Opportunities', (2nd draft), Norman Tebbit, Dec 1986
  10. Memorandum concerning the possibility of a Party Political Broadcast on Health, 25/11/1986
  11. Paper, 'Speaking Note [for] Strategy Group - Monday 15th December', Keith Britto, 12/12/1986
  12. Paper, 'Presentation this year', concerning a proposed Presentational Strategy in the lead-in towards the general election, [Author not given], 15/01/1987
  13. Paper, '"Managing the Economy" (PG/86/1) - Final Report: Comments', Robin Harris, 14/01/1987
  14. Paper, 'Labour's Programme for Local Government', Peter Davis, Conservative Research Department, 05/02/1987
  15. Paper, 'Home Office Responsibilities and the Manifesto', Douglas Hurd, 06/02/1987
  16. Paper, 'Strategy Group: The Next Two Weeks', [Author not given, but probably Bernard Ingham], 15/02/1987
  17. Paper, 'Law and Order and the Manifesto: Strategy Group Meeting on Monday, 9th February 1987' - comments on Douglas Hurd's paper, Robin Harris, 06/02/1987
  18. 'Paper from Kenneth Clarke for discussion at Strategy Group meeting: Inner Cities policy', 12/02/1987
  19. 'Paper from Nicholas Ridley for discussion at Strategy Group meeting on 16 February 1987: Inner Cities', 14/02/1987
  20. Paper, 'Education Policy: Paper for Prime Minister's Strategy Group meeting, Monday 2 March 1987', Kenneth Baker, 27/02/1987
  21. Paper, 'Agriculture and Rural Life', Michael Jopling, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 06/03/1987
  22. Paper, 'Note on Farming and the Countryside', Nicholas Ridley, 05/03/1987
  23. Memorandum to the Prime Minister, 'Opinion Research Findings', Norman Tebbit, 18/03/1987


  • Oct 1986-Jun 1987


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