The annual meeting of Friern Barnet Young Conservatives was held at the Town Hall on Friday, under the chairmanship of Mr. A. Weston.
The Y.C. chairman Mr. H. Blatch spoke of the importance of the coming year in the political field and said that, although much had been done in the past year, much more effort must be put in during the coming year. Mr. Blatch spoke also of the social activities of the past year and paid tribute to the many people who had helped in the organisation and running of these occasions.
Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative prospective candidate for Finchley and Friern Barnet offered congratulations to all the Y.C.'s for their help, and impressed upon them the need for a very vigorous campaign before and during the election period and particularly if there is a General Election, which is expected this year.
Councillor E. Fergusson Taylor was re-elected president and the following were also elected, chairman, Mr. Charles Ross; vice-chairman, Mr. John Gotts and Mr. Bryan Bowan; secretary, Miss Pamela Nevard; programme secretary, Miss Judy Gould; treasurer, Mr. Len Potts; membership secretary, Mr. Robert Fergusson, Press officer, Miss Marilyn Murcott. Committee, Mr. Haden Blatch; Mr. Philip Morgan; Mr. Jack Wright.