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1950 Jul 22 Sa
Margaret Thatcher

Speech to Dartford Conservative Women

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Document kind: Speech
Venue: Wilmington, Kent
Source: Thatcher Archive: unidentified cutting, 28 July 1950
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Afternoon?
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 187
Themes: Conservative Party (organization), Foreign policy (Asia), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Labour Party & socialism


Miss Margaret Roberts, prospective Conservative candidate, said when she opened the Dartford Women's Conservative branch garden fete in the attractive grounds of “Broomfields” Wilmington, on Saturday, that the largest part of the Tory income in the Dartford division was collected by women. Their work, she said, had amazed Conservatives in other divisions.

The fete was organised to help raise sufficient funds for the next general election campaign.

Advocating the firm policy taken by the free world to combat Communist imperialism, Miss Roberts said, “We Conservatives fight Communism with all our might, not with a watered-down version of the same thing—Socialism.”

After her speech Miss Roberts was presented with a pen and pencil set by Miss Mary Miller, daughter of Mr. J. L. M. Miller, Dartford Divisional Chairman.

During the afternoon an exhibition of dancing was given by Miss M. Woodward 's School of Dancing.