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Records of party conferences from the 1960s to the 1990s

By Ian Irvine   October 2009

Above: the master diarist, Alan Clark in 1992

Richard Crossman, Leader of the Commons, at the Labour party conference in Scarborough in October 1967

“The PM’s speech came as the first big event after the fraternal greetings from the TUC. As I sat there listening I was spellbound to hear a speech on which I had worked so hard actually delivered. What struck me was the sheer punch of the delivery. Harold [Wilson] looked young and cheerful and vigorous, and, my God, he put it across. As he went along he added many additional little touches and there was a…

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