I t would be impossible to acknowledge the assistance and support of everyone who has been consulted in the researching and writing of this book. For not only have there been a large number of people involved, but many key sources prefer to remain anonymous.
Of all those who have lent their time and support with this project, Dr Chris Husbands of the London School of Economics, Chris R. Tame of the Libertarian Alliance and my good friend Antoine Clarke deserve special mention.
Other individuals who deserve special mention include: Mark Allatt, John Blundell, Josephine Bryan-Brown, Dr Eamonn Butler, Jim Evans, Sean Gabb, Berendina Galloway, Dr David Gladstone, Marc-Henri Glendening, Teresa Gorman MP, Judith Hatton, David Hoile, David Lucas, Professor David Marsland, Douglas Mason, Brian Micklethwait, Professor Kenneth Minogue, Dr Madsen Pirie, Don Riley, Guy Roberts, Iain Smedley, Paul Staines, Dr Angus Stewart, Martin Summers, Robert Thomas, Russell Whitaker, Hazel and Sheila Young, and my mother and father Dennis and Diana Evans.
None of the above are responsible for any of the errors that remain; nor should it be assumed that any of them share Libertarian or even 'radical Conservative' views.
A Sociology of Conservative Party Youth Structures and Libertarianism: 1970-1992 describes and analyses one of the most important phenomena in modern British politics; the rise within the British Conservative Party of the young Libertarian New Right.