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May 4, 2015

On 4th May 1979 Margaret Thatcher won the General Election and became Britain's first woman Prime Minister with a Conservative majority of 44 in the House of Commons. Born Margaret Hilda Roberts in Grantham on 13th Oct 1925 the daughter of a grocer. She married her late husband Denis, a wealthy businessman in 1951. In 1959 was elected Member of Parliament for Finchley near London. Following Edward Heath's election as Prime Minister in 1970 she was promoted into the Cabinet as Secretary State for Education. She earned the title of the most unpopular woman in Britain when she scrapped the entitlement of primary school children to free milk. Read more

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