See Article History Alternative Titles: Early years The daughter of Alfred Roberts, a grocer and local alderman and later mayor of Granthamand Beatrice Ethel Stephenson, Thatcher formed an early desire to be a politician.
From to she was the Leader of the Conservative Party, during which time she was elected for three terms successively as a Prime Minister, serving for 11 years, longer than any other British prime minister of the 20th century.
Her political views, based on loose economics and individual self-realization, together with her policies, were reunited under the name of Thatcherism, which remained for a long time an influential political concept in the United Kingdom.
Her father was the owner of two grocery shops in Grantham, and Margaret and her older sister, Muriel, spent their childhood in a flat just above the larger of the two shops. 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.
His political career was focused mostly on Liberal values, but he remained independent and in he was elected Mayor of Grantham, a position which he held for two years.
Biography Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher () was Britain’s first female prime minister (). She was known for her tough uncompromising, conservative political views, and became dubbed as ‘The Iron Lady’. Margaret Thatcher, in full Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, née Margaret Hilda Roberts, (born October 13, , Grantham, Lincolnshire, England—died April 8, , London), British Conservative Party politician and prime minister (–90), Europe’s first woman prime minister. Watch video · Margaret Thatcher Biography Prime Minister (–) The first female prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher was a controversial figurehead of conservative ideology during her time in.
Margaret admired her father greatly and adopted his values and work ethics in what would later become her impressive political career.
Margaret distinguished herself in school as a hardworking and disciplined student, involved in numerous extracurricular activities such as field hockey, piano, poetry recitals, or swimming. Upon graduating from high school, she applied for a scholarship at Somerville College, Oxford to study chemistry.
While her application was initially rejected, she managed to secure a place after the withdrawal of another candidate.
Margaret spent four years at Oxford, during which time she specialized in X-ray crystallography. While working on her dissertation on the structure of the antibiotic gramicidin, Margaret was already envisioning a transition towards politics and law.
However, she was highly proud of her science degree. Among her political views, the most constant one was the adversity for economic intervention by government. Soon upon graduation, she moved to Colchester, Essex where she found a job as a research chemist.
In Margaret became a member of the local Conservative Association and in the same year, during a party conference, she was propositioned to apply as a candidate for the Dartford Conservative Association in Kent.
Margaret managed to impress the officials during the selection and in Januaryshe became a Conservative candidate for Dartford, at the age of A month later, during a dinner party, she met Denis Thatcher, a wealthy businessman who had recently divorced.
In the pursuit of her political ambitions, Margaret moved to Dartford to prepare for the election. During this time, she supported herself by continuing to work as a research chemist. Early Political Career Margaret stood out among the members of the Conservative Party of Dartford because of her confidence and fierce attitude.
She was not yet a very engaging public speaker, yet all her speeches were meaningful and well-prepared. As a young female candidate, she attracted a lot of attention both from the public and the media.
She was chosen as the Conservative candidate for the safe Labour seat of Dartford in andyet she did not manage to win the position. In Decembershe married Denis Thatcher, who was fully supportive of her political ambitions.
Around the same period, Margaret decided to resume her studies and qualify as a barrister. She earned her qualification inwith a specialization in taxation.Biography Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher () was Britain’s first female prime minister ().
She was known for her tough uncompromising, conservative political views, and became dubbed as ‘The Iron Lady’. Conservative Prime Minister who succeeded Margaret Thatcher in He served from - when Tony Blair won election. This is associated with Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party.
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Feb 27, · Margaret Thatcher Biography Margaret Thatcher (October 13, – April 8, ) her real name was Margaret Hilda Roberts.
A British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from to , leader of the Conservative Party from to , and first female head of government.5/5(2). Watch video · 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 hold the position.
Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister, used her cast iron will to help change the face of Britain. She epitomised a particular school of .