The First European Election
Campaign In 1979
Copy of the Report About The Danish Konservativ Ungdom's
Campaign for The First European Elections in May-June 1979.
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This report starts several years earlier in
the run up to
the first European Election and at that time, the largest
Democratic Election that has taken place in the history of Europe.
I was a Constituency Young Conservative
Chairman of Hereford
and later a West Midlands Area Vice Chairman of The British
Young Young Consevatives as well as a Vice Chairman of Hereford
Constituency and a member of The Euro Election Selection Committee to
select a candidate to representent The Euro Constituency of Herefordshire,
Worcsetershire and West Gloucestershire.
During this period between 1976 - 1979 the
Area YC's arranged
several International conferences and attended many in Europe to
which I attended with great enthusiasm.
It was at these conferences I met my good
old friend Villy Dall who was then
The National Secretay General of The Danish Konservativ Ungdom
As I had many years previously visited
Denmark , it naturally followed
I was one of only a small minority who had visited the country and
therefore it became a natural development that the link was created and
offers to visit Denmark were forthcoming
A letter was officially sent out to
inviting them to send representaives to a conference on
5/6 May to lauch the start of the KU campaign.
It should be noted that this was several
days after the British General Election when
Mrs Margaret Thatcher was elected for her first term as Prime Minister
I report that I was heavily involved in that
campaign and on the actual
Election Day in Britain, I was making my way over to Denmark after
finishing this historical election to commence another historical election Campaign.
So it was in these circumstances I reported
and took part in two of the
most historically important election campaigns in the last century
all in the space of about 10 weeks in 1979
The Items copied are the actual original
items and have had
a small number of added notes or corrections
A Quote By myself to To Mrs Margaret Thatcher several years
was elected in the run up to her second election campaign.
' People are more important than money -
after all, you try making love to a £1 note and see how successful you are'
I received a frosty stare !!!!
Even though I am not a great Mrs Thatcher Supporter, there was
feeling that things we happening in Britain and attitudes were changing. In the rest of the world.
We had Ronald Reagan in USA, Michael Gorbachov in Russia, A Polish Pope in The Vatican
with a Polish Solidarity Trade Union daring to protest against the Communist Rulers.
Things were changing for the better and it could be clearly felt . Perhaps a
few more of the World leaders today need to be as charasimatic and straight
forward as those leaders were and start geting to grips with more improvements
.Certainly, during this period it was an exciting time to be actively involved in Politics.
Copy of the Report About
The Danish Young Conservatives Campaign
for The First European Elections in 1979
Invitation to the launch of
the campaign and conference
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