92 Group

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The 92 Group is a right-wing grouping within the British Conservative Party. They are so named because they used to meet at Conservative MP Sir Patrick Wall's home, 92 Cheyne Walk in Chelsea.

Its first chairman was Wall and John Townend was at one time chairman, as was Gerald Howarth. George Gardiner, David Maclean, Christopher Chope and Edward Leigh have been members. In 1996 there were around one hundred members of the Group.[1] They grouped together as a block vote in committee elections and to influence party policy. Norman Tebbit records in his memoirs that shortly after being elected an MP in 1970, he was elected to the party's backbench committee on housing policy even though he was virtually unknown to most MPs. However the Group at committee election times met to agree on a slate of candidates they were expected to support, thus explaining Tebbit's success.1


  1. ^ Norman Tebbit, Upwardly Mobile (Futura, 1991), p. 122-3.

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