Margaret Thatcher at Downing Street

MARGARET THATCHER IN DOWNING STREET 4/5/79…PA NEWS PHOTO 4/5/79
BRITAIN’S FIRST WOMEN PRIME MINISTER, MARGARET THATCHER ARRIVES AT NO.10 DOWNING STREET TO TAKE UP OFFICE FOLLOWING THE CONSERVATIVE VICTORY IN THE GENERAL ELECTION.
27/04/04: Three main events will mark the 25th anniversary next week of Margaret Thatcher’s accession as Britain’s first woman Prime Minister. The grammar school educated daughter of a Grantham shopkeeper entered Downing Street on May 4, 1979, quoting St Francis of Assisi, the day after the Conservatives had swept Labour out of office with a Commons majority of 44. The election returned 339 Conservative MPs and 268 Labour MPs.

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