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CPC Monthly Report , Oct 1965-Feb 1975

PUB 148/1-2

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PUB 148/1 - CPC Monthly, Nos. 1-60 [bound], Oct 1965-Dec 1970. Includes, bound into the back of the volume:-

  1. 'Reform of Taxation and investment incentives' - report of the Greater London Area CPC Study Group, ND.
  2. 'Too old at 40?' - report of the North West Area CPC Study Group, ND.
  3. CPC Broadsheet: 'Rising Standards: opportunities for the middle-income groups' by Reginald Eyre, MP, ND.
  4. CPC Broadsheet: 'Special Canvassing Teams: the role of the CPC in contacting the "floating voter", ND.
  5. CPC Broadsheet: 'Abortion: a look at the facts in the context of modern society', by DP Christine Beazley, Vice-chairman, Political Committee, Bexley Conservative Association, ND.

PUB 148/2 - CPC Monthly, Nos. 61-103 [loose], Dec 1971-Feb 1975. Includes:-

  1. CPC Broadsheet: 'Communications between the Government and the people' - report by the South-Eastern Area, CPC, n.d.


  • Creation: Oct 1965-Feb 1975


1 box (2 volumes)

Language of Materials

  • English


PUB 148/1-2

Biographical / Historical

The CPC Monthly Report was edited by Ben Patterson of the CPC, and was free to CPC subscribers. The foreword to the first edition, states: 'The publication of the CPC Monthly Report marks a new stage in the development of the CPC as the political activity wing of the Party. Throughout this past year it has been the aim of all of us in the CPC to strengthen this aspect of the Party's work in two particular ways. First, we have sought to widen the channels of communication between the constituencies and the leadership. The number of discussion groups sending monthly Two-Way Movement Reports has grown dramatically, and it is now true to say that thousands of people up and down the country are participating directly in the re-shaping of Party policy. Secondly, CPC groups in constituencies have been urged to expand their activities in other directions as well - in particular, to provide forums in which younger on the fringe of party politics can discuss the issues which concern them. Here, too, the response has been immensely encouraging. CPC groups, supper clubs and political committees have multiplied. A great deal remains to be done, but the progress in making ourselves more politically aware at every level through the Party is undeniable. This new Monthly Report now meets a third need: the need for CPC workers in different areas to know what is going on throughout the CPC movement, to know what ideas are being discussed and debated, and to know, too, what people outside the Party are writing and arguing about. That is why the Report will contain not just news about past and future CPC activities, but also digests of pamphlets and articles which could be interest to thinking Conservatives. In short, our new monthly bulletin aims to provide an information service. A good service is one which aims to satisfy. So the more comments and ideas we can have from readers on this new project, the better it should do its job.'

The CPC Monthly Report superseded the CPC Reference Digest [for which, see series: CCO 4: Subject Files], which was produced from c.Jan 1953-May 1965. The CPC Reference Digest consisted simply of a diary of the main news and parliamentary events of the previous month, along with the main newspaper headlines divided by party political, economic, social, Commonwealth, and foreign, along with latest official statistics.

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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom