The Cabinet, Mr William Whitelaw seated next to the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The full Conservative Cabinet line up. Front Row L-R: Peter Walker (Agriculture); James Prior (Northern Ireland); Sir Keith Joseph (Education & Science); Lord Carrington (Foreign Secretary); William Whitelaw (Home Secretary); Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister), Lord Hailsham (Lord Chancellor); Sir Geoffrey Howe (Chancellor of the Exchequer); Francis Pym (Lord President); John Nott (Defence) and Michael Heseltine (Environment). Back Row L-R: Michael Jopling (Chief Whip); Norman Tebbit (Employment); Baroness Young (Chancellor, Duchy of Lancaster); Norman Fowler (Social Services); John Biffen (Trade); Humphrey Atkins (Privy Seal); George Younger (Scotland); Nicholas Edwards (Wales); Patrick Jenkin (Industry); David Howell (Transport); Leon Brittan (Chief Secretary); Nigel Lawson (Energy); Cecil Parkinson (Paymaster General ) and Sir Robert Armstrong (Cabinet Secretary).
Politics - Margaret Thatcher - Racal Mobilcal - Reading
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher tries out a two-way radio during her visit to Racal Mobilcal in Reading, during her pre-election visit to Berkshire. The company manufacturers communications equipment for the Ministry of Defence, particularly two-way radios for infantry such as were used in the Falklands War.
© PA/Press Association Images
The new Cabinet of Mrs Thatcher's Conservative government. *Standing from left, Chief Whip, Mr John Wakeham ; Agriculture Minister, Mr Michael Jopling ; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Lord Cockfield ; Employment Secretary, Mr Norman Tebbit ; Lord Privy Seal, Mr John Biffen ; Welsh Secretary, Mr Nicholas Edwards ; Environment Secretary, Mr Patrick Jenkin ; Social Services Secretary, Mr Norman Fowler ; Trade and Industry Secretary, Mr Cecil Parkinson ; Transport Secretary, Mr Tom King ; Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Mr Peter Rees ; and Secretary to to the Cabinet, Sir Robert Armstrong. Seated from left, Defence Secretary Mr Michael Heseltine ; Northern Ireland Secretary Mr James Prior ; Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Nigel Lawson ; Foreign Secretary, Sir Geoffrey Howe ; Lord President, Viscount Whitelaw ; Premier Mrs Margaret Thatcher ; Lord Chancellor, Lord Hailsham ; Home Secretary, Mr Leon Brittan ; Education Secretary, Sir Keith Jospeh ; Energy Secretary, Mr Peter Walker ; and Scottish Secretary, Mr George Younger.
© PA/EMPICS PA Archive/PA Photos