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 - theory and process, 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