Woodrow Wyatt

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Woodrow Wyatt (1918-1997), Lord Wyatt of Weeford, was a Labour MP and journalist, who became close to Margaret Thatcher after leaving the Commons.[1]

He was a close contact of the Information Research Department, a secret anti propaganda unit within the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, since 1956. The IRD worked with him on the documentary Red Under the bed in 1974.[2]


  1. Warren Hoge, Woodrow Wyatt Dies at 79; Laborite Turned Thatcherite, New York Times, 10 December 1987.
  2. Secret memos confirm government role in the jailing of Ricky Tomlinson, Tom Coburg, Special Branch Files.org, 15 June 2020. Originally published in The Canary, 30 May 2020 (last accessed June 2020)