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Chairman's Office correspondence with, and concerning, Sir Alec Douglas Home, Nov 1964; Feb-Aug 1965

CCO 20/8/8

Correspondents include:-

  1. Banks, AN, Central Office Agent, South Eastern Area
  2. Barr, Jeremy G.H., Hon. Secretary, University of York Conservative Association
  3. Blakenham, John Hare, 1st Viscount, Conservative Party Chairman
  4. Bowlby, Miss Angela, Leader's Private Office
  5. Cann, Edward du, Conservative Party Chairman
  6. Christ, George E, Editor of The Weekly News Letter
  7. Craig, Colin, Personal Assistant to Party Chairman Lord Blakenham
  8. Lindsey, John, Broadcasting Department, Conservative Central Office
  9. Pearson, Sir Frank, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Sir Alec Douglas-Home
  10. Turner, Miss Barbara L, Secretary, University and Teachers Department, Conservative Central Office
  11. Walker, Susan, Conservative Party Vice-Chairman (Women)
  12. Yonge, Miss Felicity, Private Secretary to Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Leader of the Opposition

Subjects include:-

  1. Antipathy within the BBC and ITV towards the Conservative Party, Nov 1964
  2. Requests for clarification from Douglas-Home of Conservative Party policy, for publication in the Newcastle University Courier, Feb 1965
  3. Douglas-Home's practice sessions on using the Teleprompter, Mar 1965
  4. Request for Douglas-Home to write an introductory article for the new Manchester University Conservative Association magazine, Mar 1965
  5. Invitation to Douglas-Home to address the University of York Conservative Association, Apr 1965
  6. The fielding of parliamentary candidates against the Conservative Party by the Federation of Ratepayers' Associations in the County of Sussex, Apr 1965
  7. Dissatisfaction of Women with the Conservative Party, as reported to the Parliamentary Sub-Committee of the Conservative Women's National Advisory Committee, 07/05/1965
  8. Proposed appointment of Sir Alec Douglas-Home as Shadow Foreign Secretary by his successor as Party Leader, 23/07/1965
  9. Invitation for Douglas-Home to become Patron of the Nottingham University Conservative Association, Jul 1965
  10. Resignation of Sir Alec Douglas-Home and election of Edward Heath as Party Leader, Jul-Aug 1965


  1. Draft article for inclusion in the University of Manchester Conservative Association magazine, written by G.E. Christ on behalf of Douglas-Home, 19/03/1965
  2. Draft typescript [3pp] of opening paragraphs for Douglas-Home's Leicester speech [26/03/1965] concerning recent by-elections at Saffron Walden and Roxburgh, ND [c.Mar 1965; includes annotations]
  3. Draft typescript speech [6pp] to be given by Sir Alec Douglas Home concerning the subject of the Common Market, ND [c.Mar-Apr 1965; Author not given]
  4. Typescript notes for Douglas-Home's resignation speech to the 1922 Committee, 19/07/1965 [Author not given]
  5. Conservative Central Office press release containing the text of Sir Alec Douglas-Home's statement to the 1922 Committee concerning his resignation, 22/07/1965
  6. Resolution forwarded by the Executive Council of Maidstone Conservative Association congratulating Heath on his election as Party Leader, and expressing appreciation for Sir Alec Douglas-Home, 28/08/1965


  • Creation: Nov 1964; Feb-Aug 1965


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  • English

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CCO 20/8/8

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