Jimmy Savile and Margaret Thatcher
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Jimmy Savile sought Margaret Thatcher Stoke Mandeville help

Jimmy Savile met Margaret Thatcher several times to get support for his Stoke Mandeville Hospital appeal, newly released government papers show.

In letters they exchanged, released by the National Archives, Savile tells Mrs Thatcher that the patients at the hospital love her - and he does too.

The government eventually gave £500,000 to the Buckinghamshire hospital.

David Sillito reports.

  • 28 Dec 2012