Correspondence, Gower Street Group

Scope and Content

Including correspondence with John Reid, 1983-1984 (3); Bill Johnson, 1983-1984 (2); Charles Hubert de Peyer, including a paper about re-writing the constitution of the Labour party, 1984; Geoff Hodgson, 1983; and Neil Kinnock (5). Topics include the formation of the group, speech writing, and providing information papers about contemporary topics which included incomes policy and inflation, and Europe. The file includes annotated drafts and final copies of some of the groups papers, including "Labour policy and organisation-some preliminary proposals" by the Gower group, 1983, and "Labour after 1983" by Bill Johnson.