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1979 May 17 Th
Archive (Thatcher MSS)

Transition to power: MT letter to Daily Mail editor David English (thanks for congratulations) [“You have been a wonderful friend in recent years ... I hope I will not let you down”] [released 2010]

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: Letter
Venue: -
Source: Thatcher MSS (Churchill Archive Centre): THCR 2/4/1/10
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: David English had written on 7 May a letter of tremendous warmth, congratulating MT on “your great and historic victory”. “But you and I both know that the real struggle lies ahead during the whole of the next decade”.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 1p
Themes: Conservatism, General Elections, Media