Profile: Margaret Thatcher Transcript

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Profile: Margaret Thatcher.

Politician and former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, was born Margaret Hilda Roberts on the 13th of October 1925 in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Thatcher’s father, Alfred, was a local businessman and it was his occupation that gave her the ‘grocer’s daughter’ tag.

Alfred, a member of the town’s council, introduced Thatcher to politics and taught the future leader her strongest trait: to always stand up for what you believe in, no matter what other people think.

Thatcher attended Grantham Girls’ High School before going on to study Chemistry at Somerville College at Oxford University.

She graduated a Second-Class Honours student in 1947, becoming a research chemist in Colchester and then Dartford for four years, whilst retraining to become a barrister.

In 1950, Thatcher turned her hand to politics and run for the Conservative Party for Dartford in the general election.

The female politician, then a rookie, run again eighteen…

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