LevelItem
Ref NoHJSY/2/13
TitleConversations 1987
Date6 January 1987 - 17 November 1987
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 1987.

The conversations are with the following people:

George Walsh, 6 January 1987
Patrick Mayhew, 21 January 1987

John Moore, 10 February 1987
John Patten, 11 February 1987
Bernard Ingham, 16 February 1987*
Bryan Gould, 16 February 1987

William Whitelaw, 16 March 1987
Renee Short, 23 March 1987
Lynda Chalker, 23 March 1987
David Owen, 24 March 1987
Tim Bell, 24 March 1987*
M Rutherford, 30 March 1987

Richard Holme, 28 April 1987

Roy Hattersley, 5 May 1987*
Cecil Parkinson, 7 May 1987*
John Biffen, 13 May 1987
Des Wilson, 14 May 1987
Cecil Parkinson, 31 May 1987*

List of 'Election words' from press conferences, containing direct quotes from MPs made during the election campaign, 11 May-10 June

Tim Bell, 6 June 1987*

Chris Beauman, to discuss the history of the steel strike 1979-80 for 'work on Heath',18 July 1987
Chris Patten, to discuss the history of the General Election, October 1974 for 'book', 20 July 1987
Chris Patten, 20 July 1987
Cecil Parkinson, 21 July 1987*
John Biffen, 21 July 1987
Transcript of television interview by Russell Harty with Margaret Thatcher, as she lists her 'favourite things', 23 July 1987
Brian Griffiths, 23 July 1987*
William Waldegrave, 27 July 1987

'Thoughts on David Owen', 7 August 1987

Roy Hattersley, 7 September 1987*

Douglas Hurd, 27 October 1987

Chris Patten, 16 November 1987
Cecil Parkinson, 17 November 1987*

Significant subjects covered in conversation discussions include:

General Election 1987
Margaret Thatcher and her leadership of the Conservative party
Government Education policy
Neil Kinnock and his leadership of the Labour party
Labour party policy
The SDP-Liberal Alliance
The Poll Tax
AIDS epidemic
Official Development Assistance (ODA)
History of the Steel strike 1979-80
History of the General Election, October 1974
System Of ArrangementChronological
Access StatusOpen(part)
TermElection Campaigns
Iron And Steel Workers
Parliamentary Elections
Political Leadership
Party Politics
Internal Politics
Poll Tax
Aids
FormatTypescript
Manuscript

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