Archive (Hailsham MSS)

General Election: Hailsham diary (Carrington makes case for immediate election) [coded diary]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Hailsham MSS (1/1/8)
Editorial comments: Notes on deciphering Hailsham's shorthand system can be found here. Please email us your efforts! The first two sentences are easy enough: "Carrington said to me this afternoon that we must now have a General Election. Pollsters said that if we went now we should win."
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 1p
Themes: British Constitution (general discussions), Strikes & other union action