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1962 Apr 14 Sa
Margaret Thatcher

Speech to Finchley Conservatives

Document type:public statement
Document kind:Speech
Venue:Selborne Hall, Southgate
Source:Finchley Press, 27 April 1962
Journalist:-
Editorial comments:1830.
Importance ranking:Minor
Word count:264
Themes:Economy (general discussions), Monetary policy

‘We're beginning to see results’ says M.P.

The annual dinner of the Finchley and Friern Barnet Conservative Association at Selborne Hall on Saturday was marked by a record attendance, with officials. Councillors and Committee members prominent among the diners. Guests of honour were Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, MP for the Division, with Mr. Denis Thatcher, MBE.

Only one Toast, to the Party, marked the formal part of the evening. This was proposed by Mr. Derek Webster, Divisional Chairman, who, pointing the way ahead claimed "that a fourth time victory would surely come if present efforts and planning were sustained."

Signs Of Success

Mrs. Thatcher, in reply, said "that the signs of success are beginning to shine brightly. We are beginning to see results."

"The crisis we are now seeing past, arose through external causes. Other countries had lost confidence in the £. The Budget would give us a solid foundation on which to build lasting prosperity."

From the many answers she had received to the questionnaire submitted to Association members recently, she described a typical 4-point comment: 1. Remove Schedule A Tax; 2. Control entry to this country; 3. Enter Common Market with due safe-guards for the Commonwealth; and 4. Win the next General Election!

The Association's social committee, Mr. and Mrs. R. Weston and Mr. T. Kopp, received many congratulations on an excellent evening's entertainment.