Material declassified under the 30-year rule

Most unpublished manuscript material in the Conservative Party Archive is subject to a general 30-year access restriction, while a few series are embargoed regardless of date without permission from the Conservative Party (see Access Restrictions).

From 2012, files newly de-classified under the 30-year rule (see Access Restrictions) and any other files which the Conservative Party has agreed should no longer be restricted, will be listed here, shortly after 1st January each year, as an aid to researchers.

For a list of the 243 files de-restricted in 2012, click here.

For a list of the 403 files de-restricted in 2013, click here

For a list of the 274 files de-restricted in 2014, click here.  

For a list of the 182 files de-restricted in 2015, click here.

For a list of the 137 files de-restricted in 2016, click here.

For a list of the 133 files de-restricted in 2017, click here

For a list of the 125 files de-restricted in 2018, click here. 

For a list of the 144 files de-restricted in 2019, click here.

Please note that this does not apply to uncatalogued material which is generally not available for research, regardless of whether it would otherwise fall into the 'open' category.  

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