Margaret Thatcher: 9 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Iron Lady - Page 5 of 9 - 9facts

Margaret Thatcher: 9 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Iron Lady

#5. She lost her first two parliamentary elections

She lost her first two parliamentary elections

Thatcher was one of the first female presidents of the Oxford University Conservative Association.She was 24-year-old candidate to stand for a seat in the House of Commons during the election of 1950. Adopting the slogan “Vote Right to Keep What’s Left,” Thatcher faced an uphill battle in the working-class district of Dartford, which leaned toward the opposition Labour Party. Although defeated, she garnered considerable media attention and praise for cutting the Labour majority by a third. She lost in Dartford again in 1951, but she finally won a seat in Parliament after running in the staunchly Conservative district of Finchley in northern London in 1959.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *