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Electoral reform

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

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BBC Radio 4, World at One and Radio Solent: interview with NK, 1991-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/183
Scope and Contents Interview on electoral reform.
Dates: 1991-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Access copies available.
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Boundary Commission, 1989-11 - 1992-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 13/20
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1989-11 - 1992-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Conference IV, 1990-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/138
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1990-10
Conditions Governing Access: Access copy available.
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Correspondence with Margaret Thatcher, 1983-10 - 1983-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 1/1/2
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1983-10 - 1983-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Electoral reform, 1984-10 - 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 13/10
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1984-10 - 1986
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Electoral reform, 1985-10 - 1985-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 13/11
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1985-10 - 1985-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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General papers, 1990-11 - 1990-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/1/167
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1990-11 - 1990-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Home Policy committee, 1991-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/3/3/12
Scope and Contents Annotated first draft of the interim report of the working party on electoral systems, with briefing notes and NK’s draft response.
Dates: 1991-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Home Policy committee, 1991-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/3/3/13
Scope and Contents Interim report of the working party on electoral systems.
Dates: 1991-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Labour campaign for electoral reform, 1989 - 1990

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 13/23
Scope and Contents Campaign papers, including: model resolutions for regional conferences; notes on events at the 1989 Party Conference relating to reform of the party constitution.
Dates: 1989 - 1990
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Leader’s Reception: North Wales, 1988-10-17

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/68
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1988-10-17
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Access copies available.
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National Executive working party on electoral systems, 1990-07 - 1990-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 13/24
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1990-07 - 1990-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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National Executive working party on electoral systems, 1991-01 - 1991-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 13/25
Scope and Contents Minutes and papers from meetings of the working party, including papers from the Scottish Council of the Labour Party.
Dates: 1991-01 - 1991-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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National Executive working party on electoral systems, 1991-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 13/26
Scope and Contents Papers from Raymond Plant, chairman of the working party, George Foulkes and Robin Cook.
Dates: 1991-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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National Executive working party on electoral systems, 1991-04 - 1991-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 13/27
Scope and Contents Minutes and papers from meetings of the working party.
Dates: 1991-04 - 1991-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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National Executive working party on electoral systems, 1991-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 13/29
Scope and Contents Penultimate draft interim report of the working party on Electoral Systems.
Dates: 1991-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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National Executive working party on electoral systems, 1990-01 - 1992-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 13/30
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1990-01 - 1992-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Papers relating to electoral reform, 1, ca. 1974-77, 1974 - 1977

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/2/52
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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).
Dates: 1974 - 1977
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in February 2010 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Papers relating to electoral reform, 2, April 1975-May 1976, 1975-04 - 1976-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/2/54
Scope and Contents Includes MT's handwritten annotations Includes briefing notes for MT and correspondence with 'AN [Airey Neave MP, Head of MT's Private Office]', 'Mr [James] Douglas (Conservative Research Department)', Lord Alport, Lord (Robert) Blake, Dr Rhodes Boyson MP, Lord Chelwood, George Gardiner MP, Ian Gilmour MP, Anthony Kershaw MP, Norman Lamont MP, Sir David Renton MP, 'WJS [William Shelton MP]', John Stanley MP and Richard Wood MP Also includes evidence from Conservative Action for...
Dates: 1975-04 - 1976-05
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in February 2010 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Papers relating to electoral reform, January 1975-January 1979, 1975-01 - 1979-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/2/53
Scope and Contents Includes paper on "Alternative electoral systems" by James Douglas (Conservative Research Department), January 1975
Dates: 1975-01 - 1979-01
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in February 2010 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Papers relating to electoral reform, June 1975-October 1977, 1975-06 - 1977-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/102
Scope and Contents Includes papers of Conservative Action for Electoral Reform and correspondence with Anthony Wigram (Chairman, CAER) Also includes MT’s correspondence with James Callaghan MP (as Prime Minister), April 1976-June 1977 (with a copy letter from Callaghan to J. Enoch Powell MP on the terms of reference for a proposed Speaker’s conference, 17 May 1976); MT’s correspondence with Anthony Kershaw MP, Angus Maude MP, David Steel MP and Richard Wood MP; notes from Philip Goodhart MP on Northern...
Dates: 1975-06 - 1977-10
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in November 2003 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Parliamentary Boundary Commission for Wales, 1981-12 - 1983-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 12/3/2
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1981-12 - 1983-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Policy Review: Democratic Rights group, 1987-11 - 1988-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/2/25
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1987-11 - 1988-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Policy Review: Democratic Rights group, 1989-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/2/35
Scope and Contents Includes: annotated paper on an equalities strategy; drafts of the group’s report on democracy, the individual and the community, with explanatory notes for NK.
Dates: 1989-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Polling on electoral reform and the Bill of Rights, 1991-04 - 1991-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 13/28
Scope and Contents Includes copy of a State of the Nation survey for 1991.
Dates: 1991-04 - 1991-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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