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Correspondence and memoranda concerning the establishment of a technical group in March 1960 to consider the interpretation and value of opinion polls, under the chairmanship of Michael Fraser, Director of the Conservative Research Department, Mar 1960-Nov 1963

CCO 20/27/1

Correspondents include:-

  1. Blakenham, Lord, Party Chairman (1963-1965)
  2. Butler, RA, Party Chairman (1959-1961)
  3. Fraser, Sir Michael, Director of the Conservative Research Department (1959-1964)
  4. Macleod, Iain, Party Chairman (1961-1963)
  5. Poole, Lord, Party Chairman (1963)


  1. Report by National Opinion Polls Limited analysing the accuracy of the six opinion polls conducted for the Conservative Party during the 1959 general election
  2. First report of the Psephology Group (otherwise known as the Public Opinion Group), 15/10/1960
  3. Report, 'Public Opinion Polls and the Local Elections', Conservative Research Department, 13/05/1963
  4. Report, 'Poll Summaries No.5', Conservative Research Department, 03/10/1963


  • Creation: Mar 1960-Nov 1963


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Language of Materials

  • English

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CCO 20/27/1

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom