Margaret Thatcher | Gunnela Björk

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Margaret Roberts was born on 13 October 1925 and died at the age of 88 on 8 April 2013. She grew up in simple and conservative conditions but managed to get a scholarship to Oxford. There she devoted her time to studies and politics. In 1949, at the age of 24, she was the youngest woman ever to run for parliament (only 29 of the Conservatives’ 600 candidates were women). She ran for Dartford and lost. The outcome was the same in the 1951 election. Read full “Brief” here.

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