File: "Conservative Party Initiatives: Leon Brittan"

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 COX4/3
  • Dates of Creation
      6 Oct 1975-28 Jul 1977
  • Physical Description
      62 pieces; 65 leaves.

Scope and Content

File of correspondence and papers relating to: the 1975 appointment of Conservative MP, Leon Brittan, to act as a link between the Conservative party and the academic community; his work in this post; a lunch meeting between Cox, Brittan and Margaret Thatcher on 5 May 1976; Brittan's move to another post in 1976 and his replacement by Keith Hampson; Cox's thoughts on Conservative pre-election educational policy; functions at Manchester University attended by Brittan in 1975 and 1977, and by fellow MP Timothy Raison in 1976 and 1977; and Cox's recommendations of individuals to join Conservative Policy Groups.

Correspondents include: MPs Leon Brittan, Timothy Raison, and Norman St. John-Stevas; Manchester University and UMIST staff D.J. Coppock, John Dearnaley, R. Beresford Dew, D.C. Hague, G.G. Ionescu, W.G. McClelland, W.S. MacKenzie, Ted Musson, and F.W. Ratcliffe; and Arthur Pollard of Hull University.