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1969 Oct 22 We
Margaret Thatcher

Interview for Finchley Press (appointed education spokesman)

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Document kind: Interview
Venue: Unknown
Source: Finchley Press, 24 October 1967
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Time and place uncertain.
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 204
Themes: Autobiographical comments, Education

Mrs. Thatcher takes over shadow post from Boyle

Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, M.P., was made Shadow Cabinet spokesman on Education by Mr. Edward Heath, Leader of the Opposition, on Tuesday. This is her third Shadow Cabinet appointment. Mrs. Thatcher moved from Fuel and Power to Transport and now takes over the important position of Education.

Mrs. Thatcher, who has just celebrated 10 years as Member of Parliament for Finchley and Friern Barnet, replaces Sir Edward Boyle, who resigned his post last week after being appointed vice-chancellor of Leeds University.

On Wednesday, Mrs. Thatcher told the Finchley Press: “I am very excited. After the economy I believe education is the most important thing.

“I hope I shall be able to keep this position for some time as I am most interested in the problem of education.

“>The secondary modern schools in Finchley and Friern Barnet are doing a remarkably good job and I have been most impressed with the pupils and staff of such schools as Hillside, North Finchley, and Christ's College, Church End Finchley, when I have visited them to talk on the work of Parliament.”