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Discrete CollectionsPolitics, economics and social science collections
TitleTory Reform Group
Ref NoTRG
LevelCollection
Date1970-2008
Extent89 boxes
Admin Biographical HistoryIn 1975 the pressure groups Pressure for Economic and Social Toryism (PEST), the Macleod Group, the Social Tory Action Group and the Manchester Tory Reform Group merged to form the Tory Reform Group.

The main aim of the Group is to encourage the Conservative Party to adopt centre-right, One Nation policies. It regularly publishes policy papers and issues a quarterly journal, 'The Reformer'. It also organises events such as conferences, lectures, receptions and fringe meetings at Conservative Party Conferences.

The Group's President is Kenneth Clarke MP. Former Presidents were Nicholas Scott (1975-1980), Peter Walker (1980-1991) and David Hunt (1991-1997).
DescriptionPapers of the Tory Reform Group, including correspondence, minutes of meetings, financial papers, membership records and files regarding events and seminars. Subjects covered include economics, the environment, social policy and Europe (including papers regarding the Single Currency/Euro). The collection also contains papers of PEST - Pressure for Economic and Social Toryism (TRG/1), Parliamentary Mainstream and Conservative Mainstream (TRG/3), and the Macleod Group of Conservative MPs (TRG/4).
Access StatusMainly closed; some items open
Copyright TypeCopyright is held by the depositor
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