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1975 Feb 26 We
Archive (Vaizey MSS)

Conservatism: MT to John Vaizey (thanks for congratulations & offer of help)

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: Letter
Venue: House of Commons
Source: Vaizey MSS, Hoover Institution, Stanford
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Vaizey wrote MT with wit and warmth on 17 February 1975 congratulating her on being elected leader and offering his help. He offered her, as a gift on her election, the slogan "Service, Prudence, Foresight" and commented that when he closed his eyes and listened to her voice "your vowels are pure north", speculating that Grantham had a Danish inheritance.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Conservatism, Labour Party & socialism, Conservative (leadership elections)