Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

Conservative Party: Chief Whip minute to MT ("The Prime Minister") ["we are facing a very serious situation which we must discuss"] [released 2012]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Thatcher MSS (Churchill Archive Centre): THCR 2/6/2/49 part 2 f79
Editorial comments: Jopling's minute is followed by a second copy of Gow's of the same day, annotated distinctively by MT who must have read it twice. Michael Ancram was chairman of the Scottish Conservative Party. The two per cent shortfall refers to supplementary benefit uprating.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 2pp 2pp
Themes: Conservative Party (organization), Labour Party & socialism