Interview for Daily Telegraph
|Document type:||public statement|
|Source:||Daily Telegraph, 5 October 1959|
|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.|
|Themes:||Autobiography (marriage and children), General Elections|
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 Thatcher ] he 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."