Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:
BBC Radio 4, World at One and Radio Solent: interviews with NK, 1992-04
BBC Radio 4 interview with NK on subjects including: electoral reform; the need for more consensus in government; National Health Service reforms. Also includes an interview on local radio, during a visit to Southampto [Hampshire], on proportional representation, and Labour's chances in the south.
Boundary Commission, 1989-11 - 1992-05
Includes: briefings on whether Labour should support the Boundaries Commission Bill and on a meeting with Alistair Darling on boundary changes; letters from Alistair Darling (2); report to the NEC Organisation Committee on the review of Parliamentary constituencies.
Conference IV, 1990-10
Interviews with NK following the Party Conference, on subjects including: electoral reform and proportional representation; a national minimum wage; anti-inflationary measures; the success of the conference; the costs of Labour's policies, particularly defence spending.
Also includes a speech from Conference by Baroness Castle on subjects including old age pensions.
Correspondence with Margaret Thatcher, 1983-10 - 1983-12
Subjects include: congratulations on NK’s election as leader of the Labour Party; NK’s request for a debate on the National Health Service; a tour of Wales by a South African rugby team; the Home Affairs Select Committee report on electoral reform.
Electoral reform, 1984-10 - 1986
Notes and letter from Leon Brittan, Home Secretary, on provisions in the Meeting of Parliament Act 1797 relating to the death of the sovereign at the time of a General Election.
Electoral reform, 1985-10 - 1985-11
Includes: correspondence on Patricia Hewitt’s resignation from the National Committee for Electoral Reform; transcript of a Brian Walden interview for Weekend World with Bernard Crick, former Professor of Politics, Birkbeck College, London, George Jones, Professor of Government, London School of Economics and Michael Zander, Professor of Law, London School of Economics, on what would happen in the case of a hung Parliament after the next General Election.
General papers, 1990-11 - 1990-12
Includes: notes on a hung Parliament; memorandum on tactics in Parliament; paper on progress from the working party on electoral systems, with a note of a meeting between NK and Raymond Plant; notes on press strategy from Philip Gould and Neil Stewart [Political and Campaigns Secretary]; draft letter from NK on a National Executive Committee inquiry into the Birkenhead constituency party.
Home Policy committee, 1991-07
Annotated first draft of the interim report of the working party on electoral systems, with briefing notes and NK’s draft response.
Home Policy committee, 1991-07
Interim report of the working party on electoral systems.
Labour campaign for electoral reform, 1989 - 1990
Campaign papers, including: model resolutions for regional conferences; notes on events at the 1989 Party Conference relating to reform of the party constitution.
Labour Election Press Conference, 1992-04-03
Labour Election Press Conference: NK, 1992-04-02
Speakers include NK, John Smith [Labour Treasury and Economic Affairs spokesman] and Jack Cunningham, answering questions on subjects including: Labour's economic policy; the Poll Tax; the work of the Plant Commission on proportional representation and electoral reform; privatisation of the public utilities; the relationship between Britain and the United States; proposals for constitutional reform; talk of an unofficial pact between Labour and the Liberal Democrats.
Leader’s Reception: North Wales, 1988-10-17
Questions answered by NK on subjects including: housing; the trades union ban in GCHQ; the timing of the Party Conference; funding for Wales; share ownership; the role of the unions in the Labour Party; financial support for students; pension policy; strengthening the shipping industry; the accountability of the security services; relations with Europe; the need for proportional representation.
National Executive working party on electoral systems, 1990-07 - 1990-11
Correspondence and papers on electoral reform, including: papers from the first meeting of the working party; notes of a meeting between NK and Raymond Plant, chairman; the working party’s terms of reference; correspondence between NK and Roy Hattersley; papers from the Party conference on reform; papers from Jeff Rooker on the Labour campaign for electoral reform.
National Executive working party on electoral systems, 1991-01 - 1991-04
Minutes and papers from meetings of the working party, including papers from the Scottish Council of the Labour Party.
National Executive working party on electoral systems, 1991-04
Papers from Raymond Plant, chairman of the working party, George Foulkes and Robin Cook.
National Executive working party on electoral systems, 1991-04 - 1991-06
Minutes and papers from meetings of the working party.
National Executive working party on electoral systems, 1991-11
Penultimate draft interim report of the working party on Electoral Systems.
National Executive working party on electoral systems, 1990-01 - 1992-01
Minutes and papers from meetings of the working party and papers sent from Raymond Plant, chairman, to the Policy Directorate, on devising a system for the proposed Scottish Parliament.
Papers relating to electoral reform, 1, ca. 1974-77, 1974 - 1977
The series includes some earlier files created in Opposition and either continued or used as reference by MT's Political Office at No 10 Downing Street. The files includes briefing notes for MT from her Political Office staff, most regularly Ian Gow MP (her Parliamentary Private Secretary) and Richard Ryder (her Political Secretary up to 1981).
Papers relating to electoral reform, 2, April 1975-May 1976, 1975-04 - 1976-05
Papers relating to electoral reform, January 1975-January 1979, 1975-01 - 1979-01
Includes paper on "Alternative electoral systems" by James Douglas (Conservative Research Department), January 1975
Papers relating to electoral reform, June 1975-October 1977, 1975-06 - 1977-10
Parliamentary Boundary Commission for Wales, 1981-12 - 1983-02
Correspondence and papers on proposed changes in electoral arrangements for Wales, particularly NK’s constituency of Islwyn. Correspondents include Patrick Mayhew, Minister of State, Home Office.
Policy Review: Democratic Rights group, 1987-11 - 1988-12
Minutes, submissions and papers from group meetings, on subjects including: electoral reform; freedom of information; women’s rights; lesbian and gay rights; children’s rights; employment and social security; legal advice services and legal aid; a Bill of Rights; legal rights.