Margaret Thatcher won a landslide victory
10th JUNE: On this day in 1983 Margaret Thatcher won a landslide victory to start her second term of power. The window of success frames the jubilant Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher waving to well-wishers after her election win. At Tory Party headquarters, she told flag-waving supporters "My victory is greater than I had dared to hope".
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.
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Royalty - Margaret Thatcher 70th Birthday - Claridges, London
Baroness Thatcher curtsies to the Queen on her arrival at Claridge's in London for a glittering dinner last night (Monday) to celebrate the former Prime Minister's 70th birthday Baroness Thatcher greeted the Queen warmly, laying to rest past speculation that the two women did not get on with each other. See PA Story ROYAL Thatcher. Photo by David Cheskin/PA 07/03/98: The traditional curtsey could soon disappear, in a round of reforms to further modernise the monarchy, announced today (Saturday). The proposals include restricting the style His or Her Royal Highness to senior royals; confirming that bowing and curtseying to royals is not compulsory; and finally closing the door on palace grace-and-favour accommodation. See PA Story ROYAL Reform. Photo by David Cheskin/PA