Archive (State Department)

General Election: State Department memo to White House (“President’s congratulatory telephone call to Prime Minister Thatcher”) [“a victory not only for your party but also for Britain, the NATO alliance and US/British relations”] [declassified 2003]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: US State Department FOI 2001-01860
Editorial comments: The election came a week later, 9 June, so the State Department was to a degree prejudging the outcome, though it was not alone in that. Read other documents selected from this file.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 2pp
Themes: General Elections, Foreign policy (USA), Labour Party & socialism, British relations with the US