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Correspondence and policy papers, mainly by Lord Thorneycroft, concerning Conservative Party strategy, Jan-June 1981

CCO 20/26/13

Correspondents include:-

  1. Heseltine, Michael, Environment Secretary (1979-1983)
  2. Howe, Sir Geoffrey, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1979-1983)
  3. Thatcher, Margaret, Prime Minister (1979-1990)
  4. Thorneycroft, Lord, Party Chairman (1975-1981)

Subjects include:-

  1. General Party policy
  2. Increase in direct taxation
  3. Local Government finance


  1. 'Speech on a Vote of Censure' - proposed structure for speech by the Prime Minister, ND
  2. 'Policy Unit Paper', 07/01/1981 [Author: PT/CAW]
  3. 'The Public Image of the Government and Party', 19/01/1981 [Author: PT/CAW]
  4. Transcript of interview of Lord Thorneycroft by Gordon Clough on World this Weekend, broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 25/01/1981
  5. 'Notes for the Brian Walden Show', 28/01/1981 [ie, prior to Brian Walden's interview with the Prime Minister for London Weekend Television]
  6. 'Presentation of Policy by Government & Party – A paper by Lord Thorneycroft', 30/01/1981
  7. 'Policy Options for Local Government Finance', 13/05/1981 [Author: PT/CAW]
  8. 'Strategy – A draft paper by Lord Thorneycroft', 15/06/1981 [Author: PT/CAW]


  • Creation: Jan-June 1981


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English

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CCO 20/26/13

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom