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Correspondence and papers concerning Conservative Party strategy after the 1979 General Election, Apr 1979-Dec 1980

CCO 20/26/12

Correspondents include:-

  1. Gow, Ian, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Margaret Thatcher
  2. Howarth, Alan, Director, Conservative Research Department
  3. Joseph, Sir Keith, Chairman, Centre for Policy Studies
  4. Thorneycroft, Lord, Party Chairman

Subjects include:-

  1. Post-1979 general election strategy
  2. Economic recovery
  3. Trade Union influence
  4. Oil
  5. Local Government finance
  6. Interest rates
  7. The money supply and Public Sector borrowing requirements


  1. Transcript of speech entitled 'Economic Recovery and the Trades Unions' drafted by John Hoskyns on behalf of Sir Keith Joseph, Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies and sent for approval to Party Chairman Lord Thorneycroft with accompanying letter, 19/04/1979
  2. Paper, 'Strategy for a Parliament' dated 20/03/1980 [Author: PT/SOB]
  3. 'The Unions and Public Opinion - A paper by Lord Thorneycroft', 30/01/1980
  4. Labour Party Information Department press release containing the text of a speech by Denis Healey MP, Shadow Chancellor, Leeds, 08/09/1979
  5. 'Paper on Strategy for dealing with the Labour Party', 23/10/1980 [Author: PT/CAW]
  6. 'Skeleton of Strategy Paper by Lord Thorneycroft', 02/12/1980 [Author: PT/CAW]


  • Creation: Apr 1979-Dec 1980


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English

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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom