Great Britain: Outlook: Macleody

At their annual conference at Brighton last week, the Tories debated their future. During the speeches and the votes, the man who will have most to do with that future sat silently on the sidelines. But little escaped his clinical blue eyes and card-index memory, and this week Iain Norman Macleod, 47, goes into action as new chairman of the Conservative Party, bringing with him the kind of dynamism that wins elections.

On the eve of the party conference, bald, stocky (5 ft. 9 in., 190 Ibs.) Iain Macleod, who had been Colonial...

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