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Correspondence and papers concerning Britain's application to join the Common Market, mainly between the Party Chairman and local Conservative associations and constituency MPs, Aug 1970-Sep 1971

CCO 20/32/4

Correspondents include:-

  1. Barber, Anthony, Party Chairman (1967-1970), later, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1970-1974)
  2. Beamish, Col. Sir Tufton MP, Chairman of the Conservative Group for Europe
  3. Body, Richard, MP for Holland with Boston (1966-1997), and President of the Anti-Common Market League
  4. Bridlington Conservative Association
  5. Clark, William, MP for Surrey East (1970-1974)
  6. Fidler, Michael, MP for Bury and Radcliffe (1970-1974)
  7. Fraser, Sir Michael, Deputy Party Chairman (1964-1975)
  8. Goodhart, Philip, Conservative MP for Beckenham (1957-1992)
  9. Harrison, Sir Harwood, MP for Eye (1951-1979)
  10. Heck, Dr Bruno, Christian Democratic Union, Germany
  11. Horncastle Division Conservative Association
  12. Macclesfield Conservative Association
  13. Marten, Neil, MP for Banbury (1959-1983)
  14. Niblock, Michael, Conservative Research Department
  15. Pym, Francis, Chief Whip (1970-1973)
  16. Ripon, Geoffrey, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1970-1972) [and responsible for negotiating the UK's entry into the EEC]
  17. St John-Stevas, Norman, Conservative MP for Chelmsford (1964-1987)
  18. Thomas, Peter, Party Chairman (1970-1972)
  19. Wade, Cllr Gerry, Chairman, Greater London Young Conservatives
  20. Walker-Smith, Sir Derek, MP for East Hertfordshire (1955-1983), and Chairman of the 'Conservative 1970s Group' opposed to the UK's entry into the Common Market

Subjects include:-

  1. Consideration of holding a referendum
  2. Formation of the Conservative Group for Europe
  3. Pro- and anti-Common Market leaflets, including samples
  4. Conservative Group for Europe delegation to the CDU/CSU conference in Germany, Dec 1970


  1. 'Memorandum on Britain and the Common Market', Norman St. John-Stevas, MP, ND [1970]
  2. Memorandum, 'European Economic Communities', from Anthony Royle, MP for Richmond, and junior Minister for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs concerning the programme for re-applying for the UK's entry into the Common Market, 15/09/1970
  3. Minutes of the Committee on Europe [chaired by Sir Michael Fraser], 19/01/1971
  4. Copy of Glance [Newsletter of the Greater London Young Conservatives], Vol. 6, No.2, March 1971


  • Creation: Aug 1970-Sep 1971


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Language of Materials

  • English

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CCO 20/32/4

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