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Party Chairman's correspondence with Edward Heath, Chief Whip (1955-1959), 1956-1959

CCO 20/1/5

Correspondents include:-

  1. Harvey, John E, MP
  2. Hogg, Quintin, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, Party Chairman (1957-1959)
  3. Macmillan, Harold, Prime Minister (1957-1963)
  4. Poole, Oliver, Deputy Party Chairman (1957-1959)
  5. Simms, R., Chief Publicity Officer [?], Conservative Central Office

Subjects include:-

  1. De-selection of Nigel Nicolson, Conservative MP for Bournemouth and his candidacy for York constituency
  2. Local authorities' use of direct labour without competition
  3. Political honours
  4. Privy Counsellorship for the leader of the Ulster Unionists
  5. Commercial television
  6. Financial state of the Constitutional Club
  7. Education White Paper
  8. Formation of a 'Younger Members Group' of Conservative MPs
  9. Ability of the Hereford MP and Agent
  10. Lord Lieutenancy of Cumberland
  11. Criticism of Deputy Party Chairman Oliver Poole's article We have a fine case
  12. Embargo on requests for certain Conservative MPs to speak on the subject of the Rent Act
  13. Interview with Hugh Gaitskell, leader of the Labour Party
  14. Closure of Royal Ordnance Factories
  15. Refusal of 8 Conservative MPs to follow the Conservative Whip over the Suez Crisis
  16. Brigadier John Smyth's possible resignation as MP for Norwood


  • Creation: 1956-1959


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Language of Materials

  • English

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CCO 20/1/5

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom