Lady Thatcher’s personal and political papers for 1987 were opened on today at The Churchill Archives Centre. Around 50,000 pages have been released. Highlights of the previously unseen materials include:

  • Detailed planning papers ahead of the 1987 General Election, including material on the Conservative election manifesto and campaign.

Papers relating to preparations for Mrs Thatcher’s visit to the Soviet Union in March/April 1987 ahead of the  General Election campaign. The papers released include materials relating to a seminar of Soviet experts assembled  by Mrs Thatcher  and held at Chequers on 27 February 1987 and sketches of clothes for the visit made for the Prime Minister by Margaret King of Aquascutum. 

Reproduced by kind permission of Mrs Margaret KingReproduced by kind permission of Mrs Margaret King.

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