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1979 General Election - Campaign Planning, May 1978-Aug 1979

CCO 20/17/6/5


  1. Report, 'General Election Campaign: Control and Liaison System at Central Office', [Author: A.T.H], 30/05/1978
  2. 'A Paper by the Rt. Hon. Lord Thorneycroft', [15pp plus appendices], 20/06/1978
  3. Memorandum from Alan Howarth, Conservative Research Department to Lord Thorneycroft, Party Chairman, entitled 'General Election Planning – Work Programme', 23/06/1978
  4. Agenda for Leader's General Election meeting, 26/06/1978
  5. Minutes of meeting held in the Leader's Office to discuss General Election arrangements, 08/08/1978
  6. Press release, 'The Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher MP (Barnet, Finchley) Leader of the Opposition speaking in the constituency of Roxburgh Selkirk & Peebles', 01/09/1978
  7. Memorandum from Keith Britto, Conservative Research Department to Margaret Thatcher, concerning MORI opinion poll published in the Daily Express, 07/09/1978
  8. Press cuttings, 8-12 Sep 1978
  9. Transcript of Prime Minister Jim Callaghan's broadcast in which he announced that he had decided not to call a General Election, 07/09/1978
  10. Transcript of Margaret Thatcher's Ministerial Reply to Jim Callaghan's broadcast 08/09/1978
  11. Press release, 'The Emperor who had no clothes' – text of a Conservative Party Political Broadcast aired on BBC Radio 4, 09/09/1978
  12. Minutes of meeting of the Campaigns' Committee chaired by Lady Young, 19/12/1978
  13. Draft opening paragraphs prepared for Margaret Thatcher in advance of a General Election meeting on 20/01/1979, 08/01/1979
  14. Draft, annotated typescript for an unnamed book [?] on the 1979 election campaign, 21/08/1979


  • Creation: May 1978-Aug 1979


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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom