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1987 General Election: Manifesto planning notes and briefs (II): Correspondence and papers concerning the drafting of the Conservative Party’s 1987 election manifesto, Jan-Apr 1987

CRD 4/30/7/27

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Correspondents include:-
  1. Booth, Hartley, Policy Unit, 10 Downing Street
  2. Coleman, David, Special Adviser, Department of the Environment
  3. Edwards, Nicholas, Secretary of State for Wales
  4. Harris, Robin, Director, Conservative Research Department
  5. Hull, R, Chairman, British Conservative Association in Belgium
  6. Sherbourne, Stephen, Political Secretary, 10 Downing Street
  7. Spicer, Jim, Chairman, Conservative Party International Office
  8. Whitelaw, Viscount William, Deputy Prime Minister
Subjects include:-
  1. Sentences for violent offences
  2. Abortion limits
  3. Drafting of Welsh Manifesto
  4. Policy towards Ex-patriots
  5. Presentation of Environment policies in the Manifesto

Observations by Robin Harris on Policy Group reports, 26/01/1987
  1. Managing the Economy o Family and Society
  2. Education and Training
  3. Youth
  4. Inner Cities, Law and Order, etc
  5. Working Britain
  6. Housing and Planning
Also includes:-
  1. Draft paper, ‘Possible policies for the Manifesto’, Robin Harris and Brian Griffiths, 29/01/1987 and 30/01/1987
  2. Note of a meeting at Chequers concerning the Manifesto preparations, 01/02/1987
  3. Drafting text for Housing section of Manifesto, ND
  4. Paper, ‘Law and Order Strategy Group’, Hartley Booth, 06/02/1987
  5. Paper, ‘Home Affairs and Inner City Policy Group’, Oliver Letwin, ND [Feb 1987]
  6. Second draft of Part IV of the manifesto, dealing with Local Government and the Environment (Chapters 12-14), 22/04/1987


  • Jan-Apr 1987


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CRD 4/30/7/27

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