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1970 Oct 16 Fr
Margaret Thatcher

Speech to Friern Barnet Young Conservatives

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Venue: Finchley
Source: Finchley Press, 23 October 1970
Editorial comments: 2030.
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 207
Themes: Autobiographical comments, Executive

M.P.'s talk to packed audience

There was a packed audience in Friern Barnet Town Hall on Friday when Mr. Peter Jackson, chairman of Friern Barnet Young Conservatives, welcomed Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, M.P. for Finchley. Mrs. Thatcher gave a brief résumé of her work in the Cabinet since the General Election including such items as pensions for the over 80's and widows, industrial relations and constituency boundaries.

Due to various world problems that have occurred lately, especially the hi-jackings, high-level Cabinet meetings have been called by the Prime Minister at all times of the day and night, and Mrs. Thatcher said that she had averaged five hours' sleep a night since the General Election.


She added that she thoroughly enjoyed her work and that she was able to put in such long hours was due to the co-operation of her husband and family.

Among the questions asked by members were arms for South Africa, mortgages and education.

At the end of the meeting Mrs. Thatcher drew the lucky number in a competition and a bottle of wine, donated by the president, Mr. Robin Alexander, was won by Paul Thompson.