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1979 Apr 20 Fr
Margaret Thatcher

Remarks visiting Old People’s home

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Document kind: Remarks
Venue: Leonora House, Maida Vale, West London
Source: Conservative Party Archive: BBC TV Campaign Report (2130-2140) 20 April 1979
Journalist: Michael Cole, BBC, reporting
Editorial comments: 1120-45. So many foreign camera crews were present - six from Japan alone - that the situation became chaotic when the press entered the building. The visit produced "TV News film reminiscent of evacuations in the wake of natural disasters" (Observer, 22 April 1979).
Importance ranking: Trivial
Word count: 93
Themes: -

Michael Cole

Somewhere in the middle of this crowd is the Leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party, Mrs. Margaret Thatcher visiting an Old People's Centre in West London. Abroad, such is the interest in a blonde at No. 10 that every Television station with a film crew is in London.

Mrs. Thatcher

We've always been very lucky in the number of people … who've been so loyal.

Do you find the light just a little bit bright? You're all dressed up, looking lovely.