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Chairman's Office correspondence with Macmillan and his Private Office, Nov 1958-Oct. 1959

CCO 20/8/4

Correspondents include:-

  1. Barber, Anthony, MP for Doncaster (1951-1964)
  2. Bidgood, John Claude, MP for Bury and Radcliffe (1955-1964)
  3. Brook, Norman Craven, Cabinet Secretary (1947-1962)
  4. Bishop, F. A
  5. Brown, Sir William Robson, MP for Esher (1950-1970)
  6. Buchan, R. Alexander, Secretary and Agent of the Bury and Radcliffe Conservative and Unionist Association
  7. Butcher, Sir Herbert Walter, Liberal Unionist MP for Holland with Boston (1937-1966)
  8. Butler, RA, Home Secretary (1957-1962)
  9. Carson, Murray A., Chairman of the Surrey Young Conservatives
  10. Cunningham, J. A., Cambridge University Conservative Association
  11. Deane, Margaret, Secretary of the Surrey Young Conservatives
  12. Duncan, Capt. Sir James, MP, Chairman of the Liberal Unionist Group
  13. Hogg, Quintin, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, Party Chairman (1957-1959)
  14. Hughes-Hallett, MP, Vice-Admiral John, British Representative at the Council of Europe (1958-1960)
  15. King, Cecil Harmsworth, Owner of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Pictorial
  16. Lloyd, Geoffrey, Minister of Education (1957-1959)
  17. Macmillan, Harold, Prime Minister 1957-1963)
  18. Poole, Oliver, Deputy Party Chairman (1957-1959)
  19. Simms, R. E. , Chief Publicity Officer [?], Conservative Central Office
  20. Urton, Sir William, General Director, Conservative Central Office (1957-1966)
  21. Woolton, Frederick, 1st Earl of,

Subjects include:-

  1. 1959 General election congratulations
  2. Cotton and the Conservatives' general election manifesto, 1959
  3. Attacks on the Conservative Government's expenditure by Morgan Phillips, General Secretary of the Labour Party during the 1959 general election campaign
  4. Invitation to Macmillan to dine with Cecil King, owner of Mirror Group Newspapers, 1959
  5. Labour Party Political Broadcasts, 1959
  6. Invitation to Macmillan to speak to King's College, Newcastle Conservative Society, 1959
  7. Possible meeting between Macmillan and Roy Thomson [newspaper proprietor and owner of the Kemsley group of newspapers including The Sunday Times], 1959
  8. Request for financial assistance from the son of the Billy Ellis (deceased), formerly Conservative MP for Stockport, 1959
  9. Cooperation with the Liberal Unionist Group, 1959
  10. Visit by Macmillan to new towns in marginal constituencies, 1959
  11. The Evening Standard's request for an article from Lord Hailsham on his views on the hydrogen bomb, 1959
  12. Disruption by the League of Empire Loyalists at a mass meeting in Blackpool addressed by Macmillan in Oct 1958, 1959
  13. Invitation for Macmillan to address a mass meeting of the Surrey Young Conservatives in Feb 1960, 1959
  14. Impact of the 1958 Education White Paper concerning Church Schools on the general election, 1959
  15. 1959 local elections
  16. Arrangements for the Prime Minister's tour of the North West Area, 1959
  17. Possible assistance from Sir Anthony Eden's during the election campaign 1959
  18. Lord Hailsham's visit to Lancashire and concerns about unemployment, the plight of the cotton industry, Liberal intervention, and West Bolton's refusal to renew its electoral pact with the Liberals, Mar 1959
  19. Invitations to Macmillan to speak at both the Oxford University and Cambridge University Conservative Associations, 1959
  20. Harrow East and South-West Norfolk by-elections, 1959
  21. Arrangements for Macmillan to speak at the Home Counties North Area rally, Alexandra Palace, June 1959
  22. Proposed television broadcast by Lord Woolton in response to one by Lord Attlee, 1959
  23. Proposed visit of Macmillan to Bury, Lancashire, 1959
  24. Macmillan's speech to the Conservative Trade Unionists' Annual Conference, 1959
  25. Proposed Prime Ministerial engagements for 1959


  1. Prime Minister's Personal Minute concerning 250,000 less men serving in HM Forces compared to 1955, for inclusion in the election manifesto, 1959
  2. Programme for Macmillan's visit to Harlow, with map of the route of the tour, 06/08/1959
  3. Prime Minister's Personal Minute detailing his personal contacts with newspaper proprietors and editors, 04/05/1959
  4. Newspaper cuttings from The Bury Times reporting Bury & Radcliffe MP John C Bidgood's speech in support of Government policy towards the Lancashire textiles industry, 21/01/1959


  • Creation: Nov 1958-Oct. 1959


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CCO 20/8/4

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