Anglia Television news report on Margaret Thatcher's pre-General Election Conservative Party campaign trail.
News; Politics; Television
Prior to the 1979 General Election, Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher and husband Denis Thatcher arrive by plane at Ipswich as part of their political campaign tour. Police officers do a thorough safety inspection of a coach, presumably the designated transport for the Conservative Party Leader and her associates.
Margaret Thatcher meets prospective voters on the campaign trail, including a farmer with a calf. The Tory Party leader poses for press and photographers holding the calf.
With the focus on tight security, police officers keep an eye on events from the surrounding office rooftops.
Thatcher arrives at her destination to shake hands with the citizens of Ipswich, greeted by a mix of both public support and opposition – loud applaud by some; chants of “Thatcher out!” by others. Inside the public building, the media follow her movements.
An interview follows with Margaret Thatcher about the UK economy and employment policy.
John Gummer, Conservative Party Politician; Margaret Thatcher, Conservative Party Leader; Denis Thatcher