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Thatcher, Margaret (1925–)

Margaret thatcher was born in Grantham Lincolnshire, England, to a working-class family. She was elected as Member of Parliament for Finchley, London, in 1959 and held the posts of British Secretary of State for Education and Science, in the Ted Heath government (1970–74); Leader of the United Kingdom (UK) Conservative Party (1975–90); Leader of the Government's Opposition (1975–79) and British Prime Minister (1979–90). She was the winner of three successive general elections in 1979, 1983, 1987 and is the longest-serving Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool. She is significant to British history because her policies represented a radical shift from the consensus politics that had characterized the previous postwar British political era.

Margaret Thatcher was a figurehead of a “new right” political philosophy and doctrine that ...

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