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Management Review of Conservative Central Office: correspondence and papers concerning the setting up of the Review and the resulting reorganisation, May 1992-Feb 1993

CCO 20/3/31

Correspondents include:-

  1. Burgess, Keith, Managing Partner, Anderson Consulting & Co
  2. Jenkin, Patrick, Lord Jenkin of Roding
  3. Lacey, Sir John, General Director of Party Campaigning
  4. Patten, Chris, outgoing Party Chairman
  5. Sheppard, Sir Allen, Chairman and Group Chief Executive, Grand Metropolitan PLC
  6. Stronger, Donald, Central Office Agent for Wessex

Papers include:-

  1. Press release dated 12/06/1992 and memoranda from Sir John Lacy and concerning the announcement of the Management Review, 18/06/1992
  2. Project specification for carrying out the Management Review of Conservative Central Office, by Keith Burgess, Andersen Consulting, 18/06/1992 [8pp, including appendices]
  3. Management Review Steering Group meeting agenda:- 17/06/1992, 08/09/1992 [Meeting no. 3]
  4. Paper, 'Party Campaigning Department and Area Offices', by Sir John Lacy, General Director of Party Campaigning, ND [c.1992]
  5. Paper, 'Leadership Succession – the most important single factor', by John Scott-Oldfield, Senior Partner, The Corporate Consulting Group, 18/06/1992
  6. Paper, 'The Future of the Party Organisation', by Donald Stringer on behalf of Central Office Agents, 27/07/1992 [4pp]
  7. Press-cuttings of letters from Sir Allen Sheppard published in The Times during the 1992 General Election campaign
  8. Memorandum from Paul Judge, Director General to All Central Office staff, dated 05/02/1993, detailing the results of the review into the Party organisation [9pp]
  9. Circular from Paul Judge, Director General, most likely intended for Party members, dated 05/02/1993, detailing the results of the review into the Party organisation [7pp]
  10. Circular, annotated draft press release and press release from Sir Norman Fowler, Party Chairman, announcing the publication of the reports One Party and Working Together to Build a Stronger Voluntary Party [i.e., the results respectively of the reviews of the Party organisation and the of the National Union], 05/02/1993
  11. Press releases from Sir Basil Feldman, chairman of the National Union Executive Committee, announcing publication of Working Together to Build a Stronger Voluntary Party, 05/02/1993
  12. 'Guidance Notes – Redundancy', ND [c.1993]
  13. Press release announcing the 'New Horizons for Women' initiative by Gillian Shepherd MP, Secretary of State for Employment, 05/02/1993
  14. Press release announcing the creation of the new Constituency Services Department at Conservative Central Office, 05/02/1993
  15. Memorandum from Andrew Lansley, Director of CRD, 'Changes in CRD responsibilities', 05/02/1993

Also includes:-

  1. Client brochures from management consultancies The Corporate Consulting Group and Corporate Communications Consultants


  • Creation: May 1992-Feb 1993


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access



CCO 20/3/31

Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom