Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

Shadow Cabinet: Circulated Paper (Conservative Party Manifesto for 1978 General Election - 2nd draft) [1,436K]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: House of Commons
Source: Thatcher MSS (2/6/1/163)
Editorial comments: This is the only surviving copy of the Conservatives draft 1978 manifesto in either the Thatcher MSS or the Conservative Party Archive.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 60pp
Themes: Conservatism, Conservative Party (organization), Economic policy - theory and process, Education, Industry, General Elections, Privatized & state industries, Environment, Pay, Public spending & borrowing, Taxation, European Union (general), Foreign policy - theory and process, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Labour Party & socialism, Law & order, Local government finance, Liberal & Social Democratic Parties, Media, Race, immigration, nationality, Transport, Trade unions, Trade union law reform