Margaret Thatcher

Speech to Conservative Party Conference [film]

Document type: Multimedia
Venue: Winter Gardens, Blackpool
Source: Harvey Thomas MSS; copy now in Thatcher MSS
Editorial comments: MT was due to speak at 1430; she was due to speak to an overflow meeting afterwards, but if she did no report has survived. A full transcript of the speech as delivered can be read here.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 4566
Themes: British Constitution (general discussions), Civil liberties, Conservatism, Conservative Party (organization), Defence (general), Defence (arms control), Education, Employment, Industry, General Elections, Monetary policy, Environment, Taxation, Foreign policy (general discussions), Family, Foreign policy (Middle East), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Housing, Labour Party & socialism, Law & order, Local government, Community charge ("poll tax"), Leadership, Media, Religion & morality, Society, Terrorism, Voluntary sector & charity