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2001 Jun 8 Fr
Margaret Thatcher

Statement on the resignation of William Hague ("the Conservative Party will be back")

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Document kind: Statement
Venue: London
Source: Thatcher MSS [uncatalogued files]
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: -
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 68 words
Themes: Conservatism, General Elections, Conservative (leadership elections)

Statement on the resignation of William Hague as Leader of the Conservative Party – 8th June 2001

Obviously this is a very disappointing result. But let me say this. William Hague campaigned tirelessly from first to last. He was a bonny fighter.

It is a sad moment for him and for Ffion, who supported him superbly. But make no mistake, the Conservative Party will be back.