LevelItem
Ref NoHJSY/2/22
TitleConversations 1996
Date8 January 1996 - 10 December 1996
Extent2 files
Creator NameYoung; Hugo John Smelter (1938 - 2003) journalist
DescriptionTyped and handwritten notes written by Hugo Young to record political conversations and informal interviews held with individuals in 1996.

The conversations are with the following people:

Peter Mandelson, 8 January 1996
Bernard Jenkin, 8 January 1996
Brian Wilson, 9 January 1996
George Young, 9 January 1996*
Stephen Dorrell, 11 January 1996
William Waldegrave, 14 January 1996
Michael Portillo, 25 January 1996
Michael Butler, 29 January 1996
Clare Short, 30 January 1996*
Peter Mandelson, 31 January 1996

Robin Cook, 5 February 1996
David Blunkett, 6 February 1996
David Davis, 7 February 1996
Tony Blair, 7 February 1996*
Fax copy of speech by Silvio Fagiolo ' The Italian Presidency of the EU and the Intergovernmental Conference', 7 February 1996
Cecil Parkinson, 8 February 1996*
Silvio Fagiolo, 8 February 1996 with attached newspaper cutting
Paddy Ashdown, 20 February 1996
David Blunkett, 21 February 1996
Raymond Plant, 27 February 1996
Peter Lilley, 27 February 1996

Cecil Parkinson, 4 March 1996*
Alastair Goodlad, 4 March 1996
Geoffrey Howe, 11 March 1996
Douglas Hurd, 11 March 1996
PA, 18 March 1996
Biancheri - Chappori, 23 March 1996
David Davis, 26 March 1996
Peter Mandelson, 28 March 1996

AL, 1 April 1996
Michael Heseltine, 2 April 1996
Fax copy of statement by the Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party on the Political Cabinet, 3 April 1996
John Biffen, 10 April 1996
Princess Diana, 11 April 1996
David Trimble, 16 April 1996

David Madel, 2 May 1996
Anthony Teasdale, 2 May 1996*
Tony Wright, 2 May 1996
Tristan Garel-Jones, 2 May 1996
Richard Shepherd, 4 May 1996*
Donald Dewar, 7 May 1996
Tony Blair, 8 May 1996*
Clare Short, 15 May 1996*
Antonio Armellini, 28 May 1996
Anthony Teasdale and Kenneth Clarke, 29 May 1996*

Bob MacLennan, 2 June 1996
Daniel Finkelstein, 4 June 1996
Robin Cook, 4 June 1996
Geoff Martin, 4 June 1996
Patrick Rock, 17 June 1996
Charles Clarke, 18 June 1996
Max Hastings, 19 June 1996*
Anthony Teasdale, 19 June 1996*
David Owen, 22 June 1996
Peter Mandelson, 29 June 1996

Anthony Teasdale, 1 July 1996*
Bernard Jenkin, 2 July 1996
Kenneth Clarke, 2 July 1996*
Robin Cook, 2 July 1996
Clare Short, 2 July 1996*
Philippe Seguin, 2 July 1996
Richard Holme, 8 July 1996
Peter Mandelson, 8 July 1996
Alan Leaman, 8 July 1996
Tony Blair, 15 July 1996*
William Waldegrave, 15 July 1996
George Young, 22 July 1996*
Norman Lamont, 22 July 1996
Anthony Teasdale, 22 July 1996*
Paddy Ashdown, 23 July 1996
John Gummer, 24 July 1996
[Unidentified] 28 July 1996
Anthony Teasdale, 30 July 1996*

Anthony Teasdale, 17 September 1996*
Jimmy Goldsmith, 18 September 1996
Tony Blair, 19 September 1996*

Karel van Miert, 15 October 1996
Formal interview transcript with Robin Renwick, discussing the prime ministership of John Major, 17 October 1996. Includes additional 'off-tape stuff' from the same interview.
Jonathan Haslam, 18 October 1996
Virginia Bottomley, 21 October 1996
Formal interview transcript with Chris Patten, discussing the prime ministership of John Major, 22 October 1996
Bill Crowe, 22 October 1996
Ruud Lubbers, 22 October 1996
Sarah Hogg, 24 October 1996, all concerning the character of John Major and his leadership style*
Douglas Hurd, 28 October 1996, all concerning the character of John Major and his leadership style

Geoffrey Howe, 5 November 1996
Gordon Brown, 5 November 1996
Richard Shepherd, 5 November 1996*
John Major, 11 November 1996*
Norman Lamont, 12 November 1996
Clare Short, 12 November 1996*
John Major, 15 November 1996*
Bob MacLennan,17 November 1996
Robin Cook, 17 November 1996
James Cornford,18 November 1996
Tony Blair, 18 November 1996*
Anthony Teasdale, 20 November 1996*
Raymond Seitz, 21 November 1996
Anthony Teasdale, 24 November 1996*

Anthony Teasdale, 2 December 1996*
Anthony Teasdale, 4 December 1996*
Anthony Teasdale, 10 December 1996*

Significant subjects covered in conversation discussions include:

John Major and his character and leadership of the Conservative party*
Government domestic policy
The forthcoming General Election
The prime ministership of John Major and Margaret Thatcher*
Tony Blair and his leadership of the Labour party*
Labour party policy
Liberal Democrat policy
The BSE crisis
Europe
Electoral reform
The Royal family and their relationship with the media
System Of ArrangementChronological
Access StatusOpen(part)
TermInternal Politics
Political Leadership
Political Parties
Parliamentary Elections
Party Politics
Bse, Cjd And Tses
Electoral Reform
Royal Family
FormatTypescript
Manuscript

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