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Reports collated by Party Chairman Cecil Parkinson on the effectiveness of various sections of the Conservative Party organisation during the 1983 General Election campaign, and recommendations for future strategy, Jun-Jul 1983

CCO 20/17/7/1

Includes the following reports:-

  1. 'Winning the next Election', Christopher Lawson, Director of Marketing 20/06/1983
  2. 'Direct Mail – the first steps', author: R.B [Roger Boaden?], 28/06/1983
  3. 'Election Report C.R.S', Sir Russell Sanderson, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union, 29/06/1983
  4. 'Creative Unit', by David M Smith, Local Government Department, ND
  5. 'General Election 1983: Scottish Report', Graham Macmillan, Area Office Agent, 30/06/1983
  6. 'General Election – May/June 1983: The Prime Minister's Tour', Roger Boaden, Press & Communications Department, 05/07/1983
  7. 'The Ethnic Minorities and the General Election Campaign 1983', [author and date not given]
  8. 'Youth Department', Tim R Cowell, Assistant Director (Youth), 23/06/1983
  9. 'Report from CTU Director following the 1983 Election', Margaret Daly, Director, Conservative Trade Unionists, 24/06/1983
  10. Untitled paper on the role of the Party Chairman during the election campaign, Cecil Parkinson, July 1983
  11. 'Briefing the Prime Minister for the daily press conferences during the General Election campaign of June 1983', Stephen Sherbourne, Political Secretary, 10 Downing Street, 12/07/1983
  12. 'Leader's Articles', Sir John Eden, Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street, 20/07/1983
  13. Draft, untitled report outlining private research carried out for the Conservative Party during the 1983 General Election campaign, ND

Also includes:-

  1. Brochure, Conservative Party Publicity Guide produced by Conservative Central Office consisting of sample artwork for use locally in preparation for the 1983 General Election
  2. Sample 1983 General Election leaflets, with list
  3. 1983 Conservative Party manifesto
  4. Election address of Liberal Leader David Steel for his Borders constituency, 1983


  • Creation: Jun-Jul 1983


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Language of Materials

  • English

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CCO 20/17/7/1

Former reference:

CCO 20/17/89

Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom