LevelItem
Ref NoHJSY/2/7
TitleConversations 1981
Date8 January 1981 - 5 December 1981
Extent1 file
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 1981.

The conversations are with the following people:

Chris Patten, 8 January 1981
Tom Jackson, 8 January 1981
Bill Sirs, 8 January 1981
Frank Chapple, 22 January 1981

Richard Luce, 11 March 1981
Murdoch lunch for 'Gang of Four', 20 March 1981
Bernard [Capham] 25 March 1981

Chris Patten, 29 April 1981

'PC' 'mid- May' 1981
Bill Rodgers, 27 May 1981

Transcript of formal interview by Michael Jones of the Sunday Times with James Callaghan, 4 June 1981
Pratap Chitnis, 17 June 1981
Chris Patten, 18 June 1981

Ian Gilmour, 1 July 1981

D Maitland,September 1981
'PC' 9 September 1981
'TD' 9 September 1981

SDP - Wexmouth, 8 October 1981
Letter to Hugo Young from [H.Atkins] 19 October 1981
Letter to Hugo Young from John Biffen, 19 October 1981

Adam Ridley, 7 November 1981
Sir Michael Havers, 15 December 1981

Significant subjects covered in conversation discussions include:

The Labour party and its relationship with trade unions
The departure of the 'Gang of Four' from the Labour Party and the formation of the Social Democratic Party
Margaret Thatcher and her leadership of the Conservative party
African Politics
System Of ArrangementChronological
Access StatusOpen
TermInternal Politics
Political Parties
Trade Unions
Political Leadership
FormatManuscript
Typescript

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