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Minutes and papers concerning the work of the Social Democrats Monitoring Group, July-Nov 1981

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CCO 20/2/10
This was a Group set up within the Conservative Research Department and chaired by Alan Howarth, Director of the CRD, with Keith Britto as its Secretary. It held its first meeting on 5th June 1981.

Correspondents include:-
  1. Britto, Keith, Conservative Research Department
  2. Cowell, Tim, Assistant Director (Youth)
  3. Nicholson, David, Conservative Research Department
  4. Romilly, Maurice, Conservative Central Office
  5. Shipley, Peter, Conservative Research Department
Includes:-

Minutes of the Social Democrats Monitoring Group:
  1. 1st meeting: 05/06/1981
  2. 2nd meeting: 10/07/1981
  3. 4th meeting: 28/10/1981
Also includes:-
  1. Paper, 'How to react to the Social Democrats', ND [No author given]
  2. Paper, 'Strengths and weaknesses of the Social Democrats', ND [No author given]
  3. Conservative Research Department brief, 'The Social Democrats: an outline of the policies of the new Party and the views of its leaders as they had been made known by June 1981', 26/06/1981 [Author: AB/JLS]
  4. Paper, 'Social Democratic Party', listing SDP activities, May-July 1981, 06/07/1981
  5. Paper, 'Public Opinion Background Note 71', 06/07/1981 [no author given]
  6. Paper, 'Conservative Strategy to the SDP', ND [Author: DJN/ST-R]
  7. Paper, 'Outline of possible Social Democrat Strategy and Tactics', 07/07/1981 [Author: DJN/ST-R]
  8. Paper, 'Public Opinion and the Social Democrats: Background note for second meeting of the Social Democrats Monitoring Group', 07/08/1981 [Author: DJN/ST-R]
  9. Paper, 'Outline of possible Social Democrat Strategy and Tactics', 07/07/1981 [Author: DJN/ST-R]
  10. Paper, 'Conservative Reaction to SDP', 10/08/1981 [Author: DJN/ST-R]
  11. Paper, 'Report on SDP activities since approximately 1st July 1981', 03/09/1981 [Author: OCDM]
  12. Paper, 'The Social Democrats amongst Young People', Tim R Cowell, Assistant Director (Youth), 15/09/1981
  13. Paper, 'Public Opinion and the Social Democrats – Background note for third meeting of Social Democrat Monitoring Group', 15/09/1981 [Author: KB/SG-C]
  14. Memorandum by Keith Britto, 'Handling the Social Democrats', 07/10/1981
  15. Paper, 'SDP Conference – Bradford, 6th and 7th October 1981', Geoff Lawler, 09/10/1981
  16. Conservative Research Department brief, 'The Social Democrats: Second Brief', 20/11/1981 [Author: AB/FL]
  17. Memorandum by Maurice Romilly, 'SDP: Press and Public Relations: past, present and future', 26/11/1981
  18. Paper, 'SDP Monitoring Group: Finance and Membership', 26/11/1981 [Author: RB]
  19. Paper, 'Notes for the SDP Monitoring Group: Youth', 26/11/1981 [Author: Tim R Cowell]
  20. Memorandum by Peter Shipley on developments in the Labour Party vis-à-vis the identity of the SDP, 30/11/1981
  21. Paper, 'Social Democratic/Liberal involvement in Local Government By-elections', David M Smith, Local Government Department, 30/11/1981
  22. Paper, 'Public Opinion Background Note 92', ND [Author not given]
Briefing Note:
  1. (No. 24), 08/08/1981: The Social Democrats
  2. (No. 30), 16/09/1981: No Sound Alternative
  3. (No. 31), 23/09/1981: The Liberals – A Vanishing Identity
  4. (No. 38), 18/11/1981: SDP Confusion

Dates

  • July-Nov 1981

Extent

1 file

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Closed.

Shelfmark

CCO 20/2/10

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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