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Correspondence concerning tactical preparations before and during the 1966 General Election campaign, Feb-Mar 1966

CCO 20/17/3/1

Correspondents include:-

  1. Brendon Sewill, Director, Conservative Research Department (1964-1970)
  2. Craig, Colin, Conservative Central Office [?]
  3. Fraser, Sir Michael, Deputy Party Chairman (1964-1975)
  4. Heath, Edward, Leader of the Opposition (1965-1970)
  5. Joseph, Sir Keith MP for Leeds North East (1956-1987)
  6. Prior, Jim, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Edward Heath
  7. Thompson, Tommy, Head of Communications, Conservative Central Office


  1. 'The Tactical Position in Parliament' – note by the Chief Whip William Whitelaw for consideration by the Shadow Cabinet, 24/05/1965
  2. Draft letter from the Party Chairman Lord Blakenham to Area Chairmen, ND [1966]
  3. Memorandum from CA [Austen] Barnes to Party Chairman Edward du Cann concerning proposals for the reorganisation of communications within Conservative Central Office, 07/02/1966
  4. Paper prepared for the Tactical Committee, 'Some Tactical Considerations Affecting a Spring Election' by Colin Craig
  5. Paper, 'Tactics for an Immediate General Election', 10/02/1966 [Author: MF/JVM]
  6. Paper, 'Tactics for an Immediate General Election', 10/02/1966 [Author: MF/JVM]
  7. Notes of a meeting on 'General Election Tactics' chaired by Edward du Cann, Party Chairman, 10/02/1966


  • Creation: Feb-Mar 1966


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  • English

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CCO 20/17/3/1

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CCO 20/17/19

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