Letter of thanks to constituents and local party workers
|Document type:||public statement|
|Source:||Finchley Press [undated cutting in Thatcher MSS]|
|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".