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1960 Oct 27 Th
Margaret Thatcher

Speech opening Finchley Conservative Bazaar

Document type:public statement
Document kind:Speech
Venue:St Jude’s Hall, Garden Suburb
Source:Finchley Times, 4 November 1960
Journalist:-
Editorial comments:-
Importance ranking:Minor
Word count:188
Themes:Parliament, Conservative Party (organisation)

Finchley Conservatives Garden Suburb Bazaar

"There is no complacency or apathy among back bench Conservative members of Parliament. There is more discussion and healthy disagreement on minor matters than there has ever been". These were the words of Mrs. M. Thatcher, M.P. for Finchley, when she opened the highly successful bazaar run by the Bishops and Manor Wards of Finchley Conservative Association in St. Jude's Hall, Garden Suburb on Saturday. The bazaar realised a profit of £200.

Mrs. Thatcher was telling her constituents that any charges that the Conservatives were becoming complacent because of their large majority, were entirely unfounded.

She said the back bench M.P.'s belonged to various committees and looked into matters that most interested them. These committees formed one of the most important parts of Parliament, but because they did their work so well they never made news.

New Problems

Mrs. Thatcher pointed out that as the standard of living was raised and old problems were overcome, new problems had to be faced. As examples she gave pensions, housing, roads and defence.