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1989 Dec 6 We
Archive (Younger MSS)

Leadership election: George Younger’s “Post Mortem Meeting Notes” (MT campaign team’s secret discussion)

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: George Younger MSS
Editorial comments:

Ian refers to Ian Gow, Richard to Richard Ryder, Mark to Mark Lennox-Boyd, Tristan to Tristan Garel-Jones, Gerry to Gerry Neale. It is possible MT saw these notes: Mark Lennox-Boyd forwarded to her two documents from Younger on 8 December in preparation for their meeting that day at 5pm, one of which is not in the Thatcher files. It is possible this is the second document, by implication hignly sensitive.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 9pp
Themes: European Union (general), Economic, monetary & political union, Community charge ("poll tax"), Executive, Executive (appointments), Conservatism, Conservative Party (organization), Leadership