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1959 Oct 5 Mo
Margaret Thatcher

Interview for Daily Telegraph

Document type: speeches
Document kind: Interview
Venue: Unknown
Source: Daily Telegraph, 5 October 1959
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Full text available on CD-ROM only. A brief summary is available here, including all of MT's words. Item listed by date of publication.
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 544
Themes: Autobiography (marriage & children), General Elections
Editor's summary: Under the headline &oqq:Electioneering Wives have Helpful Husbands” , the article first surveyed the home lives of

Mrs. Norman Kellett and

Mrs. Sloss, standing for Vauxhall under her maiden name of Elizabeth Havers.

MT had promised Mark and Carol that they would have tea at the House of Commons if she was elected, inviting the daily question: “Aren't you in there yet, Mummy? It's taking a long time.”

Mr. Thatcher gives his wife's campaign his full support. “But we never speak on the same platform,” MT commented. “It makes us nervous.

“But Denis Thatcherhe is very keen to help, even to the point of giving up his Saturday job as a rugger referee. That is quite something. He wouldn't do it for our wedding anniversary.”