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1979 Dec 12 We
Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

Conservative Party: Richard Ryder minute for MT (account of Conservative Central Office Management meeting) [Chief Whip says no support for a Centre Party] [released 2010]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Thatcher MSS (Churchill Archive Centre): THCR 2/6/2/35
Editorial comments: The management committee was a group of senior officials at Central Office, also attended by the chairman of the Conservative backbench body, the 1922 Committee (Edward Du Cann). Roy Jenkins gave his Dimbleby Lecture on 22 Nov 1979.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 1p
Themes: Conservative Party (organization), Labour Party & socialism