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1960 Nov 24 Th
Margaret Thatcher

Remarks after fainting at House of Commons ("nothing serious")

Document type:public statement
Document kind:Remarks
Venue:The Dormers, Holwood Park Avenue, Farnborough, Kent
Source:Yorkshire Post, 25 November 1960
Journalist:-
Editorial comments:-
Importance ranking:Trivial
Word count:84
Themes:Autobiographical comments

MP faints from over-work

The 34-year-old Conservative MP for Finchley, Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, fainted in the House of Commons yesterday and had to return home. The cause was over-work. At her Farnborough home she said: "It is nothing serious—just complete over-tiredness. I had two fainting spells and just had to come home to rest." Mrs. Thatcher, a barrister, became an MP last year and she piloted the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Bill through the House.