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Conservative Action for Electoral Reform, Jun 1974-Dec 1976; Jul 1978

CCO 20/24/8

Correspondents include:-

  1. Douglas, James, Conservative Research Department
  2. Fraser, Michael, Baron Fraser of Kilmorack, Deputy Party Chairman
  3. Howarth, Alan, Personal Assistant to Party Chairman Lord Thorneycroft
  4. Kershaw, Anthony, MP
  5. Lee, Brig. Sir Henry, Conservative Board of Finance
  6. Patten, Chris, Director, Conservative Research Department
  7. Wigram, Anthony, Conservative Action for Electoral Reform
  8. Wolff, Michael, Director General, Conservative Central Office

Subjects include:-

  1. Speakers' Conference on electoral reform
  2. Formation of Conservative Action for Electoral Reform [CAER] by Anthony Wigram in June 1974 to press for the adoption of electoral reform by the Conservative Party


  1. Conservative Action for Electoral Reform: draft and final summary of aims, ND [Jun 1974]
  2. Paper, 'Electoral Reform', Geoffrey Block, Conservative Research Department, 14/01/1975
  3. CAER leaflet, 'Support Electoral Reform: Make Britain successful and Conservative', ND [c.1975]
  4. CAER pamphlet, 'Evidence presented to the Commission of Enquiry into Electoral Reform convened by the Hansard Society under the chairmanship of Lord Blake', Anthony Wigram, Hugo Page, & Stephen Weil, ND [1976]
  5. CAER Discussion Paper, 'Fragmentation under PR', Dec 1976
  6. CAER Discussion Paper, 'methods of Election to a Scottish Devolved Assembly', Dec 1976
  7. Note of meeting between Party Chairman Lord Thorneycroft and Anthony Wigram, CAER, 17/12/1976
  8. CAER pamphlet, 'The Right Approach to the Liberal Vote', ND [c. Jul 1978]
  9. CAER paper, 'Contingency Plan for Unilateral Withdrawal of Conservative Candidates in Labour Held Seats', ND [c. 1978]


  • Creation: Jun 1974-Dec 1976; Jul 1978


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  • English

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