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Correspondence concerning the establishment of, and deliberations of, the Chairman's Committee which was set up by Iain Macleod with Macmillan's approval to prepare the Party's manifesto for the next general election, Oct. 1961-Dec. 1962

CCO 20/31/1

[The Chairman's Committee was to be broadly similar to Macleod's Policy Study Group which formed a similar purpose between 1957-1959, but would be more representative of backbench Conservative opinion. Members of the Committee, which was chaired by Iain Macleod (but not in his capacity as Party Chairman), included:-

  1. Lord Aldington, Deputy Party Chairman (1959-1963)
  2. Sir Keith Joseph, MP for Leeds North East (1956-1987)
  3. Sir Edward Boyle MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury (1959-1962)
  4. Sir Lionel Heald, MP, Attorney General for England & Wales (1951-1964)
  5. Maurice Macmillan, MP for Halifax (1955-1964)
  6. Nigel Fisher, MP for Surbiton (1955-1983)
  7. Charles Longbottom MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Iain Macleod (1961-1963)
  8. Geoffrey Kitchen
  9. William Rees-Mogg, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate (and journalist with The Sunday Times)
  10. Mrs TCR Shepherd
  11. Sir Michael Fraser, Director, Conservative Research Department (1959-1964)
  12. Peter Goldman, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Orpington]

Correspondents include:-

  1. Boyd-Carpenter, John, Minister of Pensions & National Insurance (1955-1962)
  2. Brooke, Dame Barbara, Vice Chairman (Women) (1954-1964)
  3. Eccles, Sir David, Minister of Education (1959-1962)
  4. Fraser, Michael, Director, Conservative Research Department (1959-1964)
  5. Macleod, Iain, Party Chairman (1961-1963)
  6. Macmillan, Harold, Prime Minister (1957-1963)
  7. Macmillan, Maurice, MP for Halifax (19555-1964)
  8. Maitland, Commander Sir John, MP for Horncastle (1945-1966)
  9. Redmayne, Martin, Chief Whip (1959-1964)
  10. Rodgers, Sir John MP for Sevenoaks (1950-1979)


  1. Paper, 'Electoral Aspects of Tory Policy', 15/03/1962 [Author: MVM/JS]
  2. Paper, 'Structure of Government – Social Services Ministries. Pre-1959 Proposals', 11/07/1962 [Author: MF/PD/EAM]


  • Creation: Oct. 1961-Dec. 1962


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CCO 20/31/1

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