FISHMAN, Dr Nina, fl 1987-1995

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Material deposited by Dr Nina Fishman relating to the organisation and administration of the political groups 'Tactical Voting 87' and 'Common Voice', 1983-1992, comprising documents setting out aims and issues, regulations and legal matters, press releases, letters and articles written to national newspapers, press cuttings on tactical voting and electoral reform, material concerning funding, letters of support from the public, data and letters relating to constituency monitoring, pamphlets, and ephemera.

Administrative / Biographical History

The 'Tactical Voting 87' group was a left of centre group set up to try and prevent the Rt Hon Margaret Hilda Thatcher gaining another term of office by persuading the public to vote for the candidate most likely to defeat the Conservative candidate in their constituency. TV 87 was wound up following the 1987 general election. Some of its members then formed 'Common Voice', which widened the scope of the campaign to include both tactical voting and a complete reform of the electoral system. Fishman was a member of both groups.

Arrangement

Arranged in two parts: TV 87 material and Common Voice material.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Other Finding Aids

Temporary handlist and on-line catalogue available.

Archivist's Note

Sources: British Library of Political and Economic Science catalogue. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright retained by donor and their heirs.

Custodial History

Given by Dr Nina Fishman in 1995.

Personal Names