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1963 Oct 2 We
Margaret Thatcher

Speech to Finchley Conservative Women

Document type:public statement
Document kind:Speech
Venue:Conservative Hall, 267 Ballards Lane, Finchley
Source:Finchley Times, 11 October 1963
Journalist:-
Editorial comments:MT spoke at lunch.
Importance ranking:Minor
Word count:268
Themes:Labour Party and Socialism, Executive

Ladies' new luncheon date

The Women's Advisory Committee of the Finchley and Friern Barnet Conservative Association held a most successful luncheon on Wednesday, last week, at the Conservative Hall. For the small cost of 7s. 6d. the meal was prepared, cooked and served by members of the Committee.

The meal, which consisted of melon, baked ham or roast beef, duchesse potatoes, peas and sweet corn, followed by trifles, jelly, mousse and coffee, was excellent. A glass of wine was served with the meal and each guest was invited to take sherry as they arrived.

There was no "top table" and Mrs. Thatcher, Member of Parliament, sat amongst the guests. The tables were beautifully decorated. Despite the low cost quite a substantial profit was made for the funds of the Association and every one present declared that they hoped it would be the first of many other lunches.

Mrs. Thatcher, in a short speech, touched on the Labour Party Conference at Scarborough and said that she, in the long time she had been interested in politics had never heard of so many new Ministries being suggested by the Leader of the Labour Party. She failed to see how this would help the Government of the country in any way. "By putting a new name over a shop front did not change the goods in the window" said Mrs. Thatcher. This should be exposed for what it was—an electioneering gimmick.

Mrs. Mackrill thanked Mrs. Thatcher and at the same time said that the best thanks the members could possibly give to Mrs. Thatcher was to give every support to the Conservative work and functions carried on in the Constituency.