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Internal memoranda, press cuttings and papers concerning Conservative Party monitoring the Labour Party, Dec 1959-Mar 1967

CCO 20/2/12

Correspondents include:-

  1. Aldington, Lord, Deputy Party Chairman (1959-1963)
  2. Butler, RA, Party Chairman (1959-1961)
  3. Fraser, Michael, Director, Conservative Research Department (1959-1964)
  4. Simms, RE, Chief Publicity Officer, Conservative Central Office (c.late 1950s-1960s)

Subjects include:-

  1. The Labour Party's re-affirmation of its commitment to Clause 4 of its 1918 constitution, committing it to 'common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange...' at the Labour Party Conference, Scarborough, 1958
  2. Labour Party Funds, ND
  3. Hugh Gaitskell and the Labour leadership, 1960
  4. Labour's Defence policy and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 1960
  5. Abstentions by Labour backbench MPs in Parliament, and the numbers of Labour Ministers, 1967


  1. Conservative Research Department paper,'Thoughts on Blackpool', 04/12/1959 [Author: RMF/JVM]
  2. Fabian Society pamphlet, Labour in the Affluent Society by RHS Crossman MP, June 1960
  3. Conservative Research Department paper,'Labour in the Affluent Society by Richard Crossman', 15/06/1960 [Author: JD/JAEP]
  4. Labour Party pamphlet, Constitution of the Labour Party, Aug 1960
  5. Paper presented to the Liaison Committee, 'Socialism in the Sixties', Peter Goldman, 08/12/1962
  6. Transcript of Labour Party Political Broadcast by Harold Wilson, broadcast on 27/02/1963
  7. Transcript of NBC's interview with Harold Wilson upon becoming Leader of the Labour Party, 07/04/1963
  8. Draft statement of condolence issued by Iain Macleod, Party Chairman, upon the death of Hugh Gaitskell, ND [Jan 1963]
  9. Conservative Research Department brief, PI(65)8 'Analysis of the agenda for the 64th Labour Party Conference', 06/09/1965 [Author: HK Speed]
  10. Labour Party pamphlet, New Challenges in Education, Mar 1967
  11. Labour Party pamphlet, Industrial Democracy, Mar 1967
  12. Labour Party pamphlet, Overseas Aid, [Talking Points No. 22], 1967
  13. Labour Party pamphlet, Strikes, [Talking Points No. 23], 1967
  14. Labour Party pamphlet, Council House Rents, [Talking Points No. 24], 1967


  • Creation: Dec 1959-Mar 1967


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Language of Materials

  • English

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CCO 20/2/12

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom