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Correspondence and papers concerning the establishment of a regular Strategy Meeting, and the direction of future strategy, c.1978-Jul 1981

CCO 20/25/26

Correspondents include:-

  1. Corp, Lester D, Director, Finance & Resources Department, Conservative Central Office
  2. Howarth, Alan, Chief of Staff to Party Chairman Lord Thorneycroft
  3. Howell, David MP, Secretary of State for Energy
  4. Thorneycroft, Lord, Party Chairman


  1. Paper, 'Summer Campaign '78: A scheme prepared by D.M. Smith, Local Government Organisation Department, ND [1978]
  2. Memorandum, 'Planning for the Future', Lester D. Corp, 25/05/1979
  3. Note concerning the composition of the Strategy Meeting, ND [c Oct 1979]
  4. Paper, 'A Strategy Paper by Lord Thorneycroft', Oct 1979
  5. Annotated paper by Saatchi & Saatchi Garland-Compton Ltd, 'Initial Thoughts towards success in 1984', 22/11/1979
  6. Paper, 'Unemployment: Outlook for the Rest of this Parliament', Peter Lilley, Conservative Research Department, ND [c.1979]
  7. Paper, 'Strategy. A Draft Paper by Lord Thorneycroft', 15/06/1981
  8. Paper, 'Local Government Finance', ND [c.1981]


  • Creation: c.1978-Jul 1981


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Language of Materials

  • English

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CCO 20/25/26

Biographical / Historical

[In October 1979, Mrs Thatcher instructed Party Chairman Lord Thorneycroft to arrange meetings on a regular basis to coordinate Party strategy with that of the Government's. Membership of the Committee initially consisted of:-

  1. Mrs Thatcher
  2. Leader of the House, Norman St John-Stevas
  3. Chief Whip, Michael Jopling
  4. Paymaster General, Angus Maude
  5. Party Chairman, Lord Thorneycroft
  6. Deputy Party Chairman, Alistair McAlpine
  7. Vice-Chairman (Local Government), Sir Frank Marshall
  8. Director of the Conservative Research Department, Alan Howarth
  9. Head of the Policy Unit at No. 10, John Hoskyns
  10. Keith Britto of the Conservative Research Department acted as Secretary ]

Related Materials

[See also CCO 20/7/26 for Strategy Meeting minutes and papers, Nov 1979-May 1980]

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