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Correspondence with the Party Leader, Edward Heath, July 1965-Dec 1966

CCO 20/8/9

Correspondents include:-

  1. Benton, Melissa, Chairman's Office, Conservative Central Office
  2. Broad, Lewis, Author
  3. Cann, Edward du, Conservative Party Chairman
  4. Chapman, Mrs Margaret J., Hon. Secretary, Bognor Regis Central Ward Conservative Association
  5. Clarke-Taylor, William, Chairman, The Belper Division of Derbyshire Conservative Association
  6. Craig, Colin, Personal Assistant to Party Chairman Edward du Cann
  7. Durant, R.A.B., Head of Young Conservatives' Department, Conservative Central Office
  8. Fanshawe, Major General Sir Evelyn
  9. Fraser, Sir Michael, Deputy Party Chairman
  10. Gilmour, John, Chairman, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Central Office
  11. Hall, John, MP for Wycombe
  12. Iremonger, Tom L., MP for Ilford North
  13. MacGregor, John, Leader's Private Office
  14. O'Brien, Gerald, Broadcasting Department, Conservative Central Office
  15. Quitman, Harold, Chairman, City of Westminster Chamber of Commerce
  16. Rathbone, John R, Chief Publicity Officer, Conservative Central Office
  17. Ridsdale, Julian, MP for Harwich
  18. Stevens, John, Leader's Private Office
  19. Taylor, Humphrey, Opinion Research Ltd, London
  20. Urton, Sir William, General Director, Conservative Central Office
  21. Thompson, Tommy, Head of Communications, Conservative Central Office
  22. Wallis, Peter, Chairman, City of London Young Conservatives
  23. Webster, Richard J, Chief Organisation Officer, Conservative Central Office

Subjects include:-

  1. Invitation to address the Scottish Women's Annual Conference Rally, Edinburgh, Jul-Sep 1965
  2. Proposed arrangments for dealing with public correspondence received by Heath's Private Office and the Party Chairman, Sep 1965
  3. Heath's visit to Bristol, Oct 1965
  4. Invitation for Heath to address the National Federation of Building Trades Employers, Nov 1965
  5. Setting up of a Conservative Party committee to feed into the Lord Chancellor's review of the age of majority, Nov 1965
  6. Heath's visit to Swansea, Nov 1965
  7. Arrangements and cost of Edward Heath's Far East Tour, Dec 1965-Apr 1966
  8. Review of the Party Organisation, Apr 1966
  9. Publicity campaign concerning crime and protection rackets, May 1966
  10. Invitation for Heath to address the Young Conservatives' 21st Birthday Dinner, May 1966
  11. Schedule for Heath's visit to the United States, 29/05/1966-07/-6/1966
  12. Request to write biography of Edward Heath, May 1966
  13. Publicity arrangements for Heath's anniversary as Party Leader, Jun 1966
  14. Invitation for Heath to the East Dunbartonshire Ladies Lunch, Jul 1966
  15. Invitation for Heath to speak to the City of London Young Conservatives, Jul 1966
  16. Invitation for Heath to speak to the City of Westminster Chamber of Commerce, Aug 1966
  17. Arrangements for Heath's visit to Exeter and Taunton, Aug-Sep 1966
  18. Proposed invitation to US Senator Bobby Kennedy to address a Young Conservatives' rally, Nov 1966
  19. Planning for television Party Political Broadcasts, Dec 1966


  1. Memorandum, 'Machinery for Dealing with Public Correspondence', by John MacGregor, 07/09/1965
  2. Memorandum, 'Northern Ireland', 28/09/1965
  3. Itinerary for Heath's visit to Bristol, 30/10/1965
  4. Itinerary for Heath's visit to the West Midlands, 17/01/1966
  5. Note, 'General Election Meetings' Programme for the Rt. Hon. Edward Heath, MBE, MP', ND [c. Mar 1966]
  6. 'Memorandum on Party Organization', Edward du Cann, 19/04/1966 [11pp]
  7. Memorandum, 'Main engagements for the second half of the year', 12/07/1966
  8. Memorandum, 'Main engagements for the rest of the year', 25/08/1966
  9. Summary of Mr Heath's broadcasting coverage, 27/07/1966-27/08/1966, prepared by the Monitoring Service, Broadcasting Department, 02/09/1966
  10. Notes for Heath's speech winding up the debate on 'Conservative policy in Opposition' during the Conservative Party Conference, 03/10/1966
  11. Summary of Mr Heath's broadcasting coverage, 28/08/1966-28/09/1966, prepared by the Monitoring Service, Broadcasting Department, 05/10/1966
  12. Memorandum, 'Mr Heath's Engagements for Monday, 31st October-Sunday, 6th November, 1966'
  13. Memorandum concerning Conservative Party Political Broadcasts in 1967, Dec 1966


  • Creation: July 1965-Dec 1966


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CCO 20/8/9

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