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The Liberal Party, May 1973-Feb 1974

CCO 20/2/5

Correspondents include:-

  1. Carington, Peter, 6th Baron Carrington, Conservative Party Chairman
  2. Fraser, Sir Michael, Deputy Party Chairman
  3. Garner, Anthony, Central Office Agent, North Western Area
  4. Green, Alan, MP for Preston South
  5. Henderson, WR, Deputy Central Office Agent, Greater London Area
  6. Laws, DT, Deputy Central Office Agent, North Western Area
  7. Lloyd, Rhys, Baron Lloyd of Kilgerran, President of the Liberal Party
  8. Normanton, Tom, MP for Cheadle
  9. Patten, Christopher, Private Secretary to Party Chairman Lord Carrington
  10. Thorpe, Jeremy, Leader of the Liberal Party

Subjects include:-

  1. Liberal attempts to undermine the Conservative MP for Cheadle on account of his absence from the constituency due to his dual appointment as Member of the European Parliament, May 1973
  2. The Liberal revival, and the Conservative response, Jun 1973
  3. Attempts by the Liberal Party to initiate cross-Party talks with the Conservative and Labour Parties in order to resolve the Miners' dispute, Jan 1974


  1. Minutes of meetings held to discuss the Liberals [Chaired by Sir Michael Fraser, Deputy Party Chairman]:- 15/05/1973 and 25/09/1973
  2. Copy of Liberal Keeping in Touch - local Liberal Party newsletter for Cheadle - Jan 1973
  3. Pamphlet, Companies and politics: Notes for Company Directors, by Conservative Central Office Treasurer's Department, Sep 1973 [6th edition]
  4. Photocopy of 'Special Liberal Survey' opinion poll commissioned on Liberal voters' views in Cheltenham, Exeter, Ripon, and Lewisham, ND [c.1973]
  5. Conservative Research Department newsletter Notes on Current Politics [No. 17, 15/10/1973], special edition focused on 'The Liberal Party'
  6. Conservative Research Department brief Liberal Policy, Feb 1974 [35pp]


  • Creation: May 1973-Feb 1974


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Language of Materials

  • English

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CCO 20/2/5

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom