Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

Brighton Bomb: MT letter to Gregor Mackenzie (thanks for his message) [“I am grateful for your prayers and your kind words which I value more than I can say”] [released 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: THCR 3/2/150 f158
Editorial comments: A strikingly warm reply, written ahead of many others, along with the letter to Michael Foot also on this site - the date suggests those letters she was particularly moved by took high priority once world and party leaders were out of the way. Mackenzie was a Glasgow Labour MP who had been a Minister of State in the previous Labour government.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Labour Party & socialism, Law & order, Terrorism, 1984-85 coal strike