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1959 Oct 14 We
Margaret Thatcher

Letter of thanks to constituents and local party workers

Document type:public statement
Document kind:Letter
Source:Finchley Press [undated cutting in Thatcher MSS]
Editorial comments:-
Importance ranking:Minor
Word count:180
Themes:Conservative Party (organisation), General Elections


Mrs. Thatcher Writes ...

"I should like to thank all those who supported the Conservative cause by voting for me in the General Election. The result was a decisive Conservative victory. In this constituency Conservatives secured a clear majority over the Socialists and Liberals combined. In the country as a whole [ Harold Macmillan] the Prime Minister gained the mandate he so richly deserved.

"To our Conservative helpers I owe a special debt of gratitude. Their ceaseless efforts, their loyalty and enthusiasm were an inspiration to me. The credit for our victory belongs to the team, and I should like to pay special tribute to the outstanding leadership of Mr. C. H. Blatch.

"It is the duty of a Member of Parliament to represent all his or her constituents regardless of their political views. I shall carry out this duty to the best of my ability and look forward to several happy years in the service of Finchley and Friern Barnet".

—Margaret Thatcher