Mrs. Q. Hogg at Tory H.Q.
Mrs. Quintin Hogg, wife of Mr. Quintin Hogg, Q.C., M.P. delivered a fighting speech to members of the Finchley and Friern Barnet Conservative Women's Advisary Committee, at the tea party and tombola held at the Conservative Hall, Ballards Lane on Thursday last week.
It was, in fact, a “call to arms” and a plea against complacency. “We must kill the awful legend that everything is all right,” said Mrs. Hogg. No seat is ever safe, she said, and working for an election in these times was more difficult than it used to be. Canvassing, for instance, was full of problems.
The speaker went on to congratulate the constiuency on its M.P.—Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, and referred to her influence in the House of Commons as having “a tonic effect.”
Mrs. Thatcher expressed her pleasure and that of local women Conservatives in Mrs. Hogg 's visit, together with that of her daughter, Kate, who is just three. Mrs. Quintin Hogg 's fighting speeches, and her work, said Mrs. Thatcher was one more illustration of there being a great woman behind every great man.
She recalled earlier electioneering days at Oxford and Mr. Quintin Hogg 's adequacy on the political platform of some very lively meetings.
Mrs. W. Mackrill (chairman of the Women's Advisary Committee) introduced the speakers.