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Correspondence and papers concerning the Croydon North West By-Election, 23rd October 1981, Jun-Oct 1981

CCO 20/55/74

Includes correspondence between Ian Gow, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister and Sir Charles Taylor, concerning the latter's intention to stand as an Independent Conservative in opposition to the official Conservative candidate.

Correspondents include:-

  1. Britto, Keith, Conservative Research Department
  2. Garner, Anthony, Director of Organisation, Conservative Central Office
  3. Gow, Ian, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
  4. Nicholson, David, Conservative Research Department
  5. Stringer, Donald, Greater London Area Agent
  6. Taylor, Sir Charles, formerly Conservative MP for Eastbourne (1935-1974)


  1. CCO press release concerning the death of Robert Taylor, MP for Croydon North West, 19/06/1981
  2. Report, 'Preliminary Report on the Croydon North West Constituency', by Donald Stringer, Greater London Area Agent, 06/07/1981
  3. Notes of meeting held at Conservative Central Office to discuss the Croydon North West by-election, chaired by Party Chairman Lord Thorneycroft, 07/07/1981
  4. Croydon North West Background Brief, Conservative Research Department, 10/08/1981 [Author: KB/SG-C]
  5. Biographical notes on John Butterfill, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, ND
  6. CCO press release concerning Party Political Broadcast by Party Chairman Cecil Parkinson, 23/09/1981
  7. CCO press release congratulating the Liberals on their election victory, 23/10/1981
  8. Notes of a meeting between John Butterfill, Conservative Prospective Candidate for Croydon North West and Donald Stringer, Greater London Area Agent, 27/10/1981


  • Creation: Jun-Oct 1981


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CCO 20/55/74

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