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1987 General Election: Manifesto planning notes and briefs (I): Correspondence and drafts concerning the preparation and printing of the Conservative Party’s 1987 election manifesto, including instructions to Ministers/Special Advisers and manifesto briefings for Conservative Parliamentary Candidates, Apr-May 1987

CRD 4/30/7/26

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Correspondents include:-
  1. Rifkind, Malcolm, Secretary of State for Scotland
  2. Garner, Sir Anthony, Director of Organisation, Conservative Central Office
  3. Griffiths, Brian, Professor, Head of Policy Unit, 10 Downing Street
  4. Harris, Robin, Director, Conservative Research Department
  5. James, Howell, Special Adviser in the Department of Employment and Department of Trade and Industry
  6. Sherbourne, Stephen, Political Secretary, 10 Downing Street
Subjects include:-
  1. Production of a mini or popular version of the manifesto
  2. Preparation of the Welsh version of the Manifesto
  3. Scottish manifesto launch and briefing, May 1987
  4. Script for the Manifesto video
  1. Provisional structure for proposed Conservative Party manifesto, ND
  2. Draft foreword to the 1987 Manifesto, ND
  3. Draft manifesto section, ‘The Government’s achievements’, 13/04/1987
  4. Draft Chapter 15 of the manifesto, ‘Law and the Citizen’, 23/04/1987
  5. Draft manifesto section, ‘Conservative achievements: the first eight years’, 30/04/1987
  6. Draft manifesto section, ‘Conservative achievements in Wales’, 30/04/1987
  7. Draft manifesto section, ‘Conservative achievements: the first eight years’, 01/05/1987
  8. Draft manifesto section, ‘Conservative achievements in Scotland’, 01/05/1987
  9. Annotated draft of the Welsh Manifesto, 07/05/1987
  10. 1st draft of Chairman’s narrative for the 1987 manifesto video, 12/05/1987


  • Apr-May 1987


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English


CRD 4/30/7/26

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