Speeches, etc.

Margaret Thatcher

Speech to Finchley Conservatives (Whetstone Ward AGM)

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Venue: North Finchley Library, Finchley
Source: Finchley Press, 13 February 1959
Editorial comments: Evening?
Importance ranking: Trivial
Word count: 284

Mrs. Thatcher's Forecast

Not An Early General Election

General Election? Not before the local Elections in May …

That was the forecast of Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, at the Whetstone Ward Conservative AGM held at North Finchley Library on February 6th.

Speaking of her intensive campaign to meet as many of the electors as possible, Mrs. Thatcher said that the pressure must be maintained. A series of public meetings had been planned to put forward the Conservative case.

Presenting his annual report the Chairman, Capt. E. P. Jennings, said that it was vital in the interests of the country that the Conservatives win the coming General Election. In the local Ward elections there would be a Liberal candidate this time as well as the Socialist. This would serve as a spur to the committee, and a great effort would be made to ensure the return to the Council of Cr. Emil Grant in May.

Officers elected were: President Mr. W. H. Stevenson; Vice-President Mrs. M. Stevenson; Chairman Capt. E. P. Jennings; Hon. Treasurer Mr. A. Pilley; Hon. Secretary Mrs. K. Ashfield.

Committee members were Mrs. D. Morris, Mrs. E. R. Gibson, Miss E. Barske, Mrs. A. Finn, ex-officio Councillors Mrs. Betty Stubbs, Emil Grant and Frank Gibson.