However she became a hate figure among many working class communities. She continued to speak and lecture, notably in the United States and Asia, and established the Thatcher Foundation to support free enterprise and democracyparticularly in the newly liberated countries of central and eastern Europe.
In she became president of the Oxford University Conservative Association—only the second female to hold the post in its history.
In Marchshe retired from public speaking after several small strokes. Yet later in the Troubles, she was willing to compromise and she played an important part in the Anglo-Irish Peace agreement.
There she was influenced by the ideas of Ralph Harris and Arthur Seldonand became the face of the ideological movement opposing the British welfare state.
She was dubbed the Iron Lady by a Soviet newspaper following a speech she gave in —a nickname that she proudly claimed. One sector in which Thatcher strongly resisted privatization is the railway industry. Margaret admired her father greatly and adopted his values and work ethics in what would later become her impressive political career.
Inequality and homelessness increased across Britain.
From him she claimed her integrity—and a fondness for homespun aphorisms. She admired American enterprise and society. Thatcher met many influential American politicians and had the chance to observe the inner mechanisms of important institutions such as the International Monetary Fund.
After a short break from the political scene, time in which Margaret decided to focus on raising her twins, she started to become interested in a Conservative safe seat and as a result of her well-prepared campaign in the election ofshe was elected as Member of the Parliament.
By her heretical economic views she was a minority voice. After her third electoral victory inshe adopted a steadily more hostile attitude toward European integration.
From there, she switched through several important roles and bymost of the party leaders considered her a great fit as a Shadow Cabinet member. Her intellectual ability led her to the University of Oxfordwhere she studied chemistry and was immediately active in politics, becoming one of the first woman presidents of the Oxford University Conservative Association.
Riots and marches erupted across the UK. Politics were an important concern in the Roberts family, as Alfred was involved in the local political scene, besides his attributions as a local preacher and alderman in the Methodist Church.
In she married a wealthy industrialist, Denis Thatcher b.
Whole mining communities suffered badly, yet the greater community of democratic Britain survived. Despite setting the direction of her foreign policy for a Conservative government, Thatcher was distressed by her repeated failure to shine in the House of Commons. She got her wish, after a struggle, in when she was elected Conservative MP for Finchley, north London.
Byshe was given a junior office in the administration of Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister from January to October After 12 months the miners were defeated and returned to work. In the pursuit of her political ambitions, Margaret moved to Dartford to prepare for the election.
She was elected president of the student Conservative Association at Oxford in and met many prominent politicians. Thatcher escaped an assassination attempt run by the IRA, in which five people were killed. The trade union movement was greatly weakened.
Routledge Reitan, Earl Aaron From she practiced as a barristerspecializing in tax law. In the ballot that followed, she won but by an insufficient margin and resigned as Prime Minister on November 28,choosing John Major as her successor. Thatcher, MargaretMargaret Thatcher, She took several innovative measures such as lowering direct taxes on income and increasing indirect taxes, increasing interest rates to lower inflation, introducing cash limits on public spending, and reducing spending on education and housing.
A general election was called after the Callaghan ministry lost a motion of no confidence in early The strike caused an enormous loss to the economy. Years after her death, Margaret Thatcher remains a controversial figure. The biggest clash was a pitched battle at Orgreave near Sheffield, where 7, police fought 5, strikers.
She managed the entire situation with great tact and gained a new massive wave of popularity for how she handled the conflict, careful of not causing major losses to Britain. List of References Beckett, Clare Margaret Hilda Thatcher is the first woman to have held the office of prime minister in Great Britain.
She was born Margaret Hilda Roberts in Grantham, Lincolnshire and educated at the University of Oxford, where she earned degrees in chemistry. After graduation she worked as a research chemist from to - Margaret Hilda Thatcher is the first woman to have held the office of prime minister in Great Britain.
She was born Margaret Hilda Roberts in Grantham, Lincolnshire and educated at the University of Oxford, where she earned degrees in chemistry.
Watch video · The first female prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher was a controversial figurehead of conservative ideology during her time in office. Synopsis Born on October 13,in Grantham, England, Margaret Thatcher became Britain's Conservative Party leader and in was elected prime minister, the first woman to.
Margaret Thatcher Summary Margaret Thatcher was Great Britain's first female prime minister, serving three consecutive terms in office – Her economic and social policies evolved into a political philosophy known as Thatcherism, similar to Reaganomics in the United States, and part of a world-wide neoliberal movement in the s.
She. Margaret Thatcher (October 13, - April 8, ) was the first woman prime minister of the United Kingdom and the first European woman to serve as a prime minister. She was a radical conservative, known for dismantling nationalized industries and social services, weakening union power.
She. May 03, · LONDON — Margaret Thatcher, the leader of Britain's Conservative Party, became Europe's first woman prime minister yesterday with the biggest parliamentary majority here in more than a decade.Download