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Correspondence and papers concerning the Crosby By-Election, 26th November 1981, Nov-Dec 1981

CCO 20/55/75

Includes correspondence concerning complaint made to the Press Council by Commander Butcher, father of the Conservative Prospective Candidate John Butcher, that the Daily Telegraph reporter covering the Crosby by-election had himself applied to become the Candidate and was therefore prejudiced.

Correspondents include:-

  1. Beloff, Lord
  2. Boddy, David, Deputy Director of Communications, Conservative Central Office
  3. Boyne, Sir Harry, Director of Communications, Conservative Central Office
  4. Britto, Keith, Conservative Research Department
  5. Butcher, John, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Crosby By-Election
  6. Chalker, Lynda, MP for Wallasey and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Security
  7. Garner, Anthony, Director of Organisation, Conservative Central Office
  8. Gow, Ian, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
  9. Parkinson, Cecil, Party Chairman
  10. Spicer, Michael, Deputy Party Chairman
  11. Thornton, Malcolm, MP for Liverpool Garston


  1. Paper, 'Employment Brief for the Crosby Area', Department of Employment, Nov 1981
  2. Paper, 'Crosby Parliamentary By-Election 1981/2: Preliminary Report', 08/11/1981
  3. Paper, 'Crosby Constituency – Background Brief', ND [No author given]
  4. Biographical details of the Conservative Prospective Candidate, John Butcher, ND
  5. Notes on SDP meeting, Formby, 12/11/1981
  6. SDP press releases issues by Shirley William, SDP Prospective Candidate, 26/11/1981
  7. Transcript of press conference given following the Crosby by-election defeat by Director of Communications Sir Harry Boyne and Party Chairman Cecil Parkinson, 27/11/1981
  8. Paper, 'Crosby By-Election', Geoff Lawlor, Dec 1981
  9. Paper, 'Crosby By-Election – Final Report from DW Smith, Central Office Agent, North Western Area', 09/12/1981
  10. Photocopies of Conservative Party by-election campaign literature and newspaper cuttings relating to the campaign


  • Creation: Nov-Dec 1981


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CCO 20/55/75

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