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1975 Feb 12 We
Margaret Thatcher

Written Statement on Heath’s refusal to serve in Shadow Cabinet

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Source: Daily Telegraph , 21 June 1975
Editorial comments: Issued that evening. The controversy over the Wilton Street meeting revived during the third week of June 1975.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 52
Themes: Conservative Party (organization)

Mrs Thatcher has asked the Rt Hon Edward Heath MP to join the Shadow Cabinet which she will shortly be forming. But Mr Heath indicated that he wished to adhere to his intention, already announced, of serving in Parliament on the backbenches.