Speeches, Interviews & Other Statements

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1970 Jun 1 Mo
Margaret Thatcher

Speech in Hampstead Garden Suburb

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Venue: Henrietta Barnett Junior School, Bigwood Road, Hampstead Garden Suburb
Source: Finchley Press, 5 June 1970
Editorial comments: 2000.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 184
Themes: General Elections, Transport

Mrs. Thatcher accused on ‘lorry route’

The controversial “lorry route” through the Suburb will have to be widened to a two-lane dual carriageway, said Mrs. Margaret Thatcher at an election meeting on Tuesday. She denied allegations that she had supported the plan for a three-lane dual carriageway.

Mrs. Thatcher, the Conservative candidate for Finchley and Friern Barnet, was answering questions after a meeting in the Henrietta Barnett Junior School, Bigwood Road, Hampstead Garden Suburb.

Her questioner, who started by saying he had withheld his vote at the last election because he understood she approved of the plans for a three-lane dual carriage way, also accused her of not attending any of the public meetings held to protest about the road. He complained she had refused to sign any petitions.

Mrs. Thatcher answered the allegations by saying that she had never been invited to a public meeting on a date on which she had been free, and said: “Members of Parliament do not sign petitions, they present them.”

Shortly after her reply the questioner left the meeting.