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 Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Margaret Thatcher, who has died at the age of 87, was Britain's Prime Minister. Elected three times, she the country and left a legacy that endures to this day.

Margaret was born in 1925. Her first experience of government was as Secretary of State for under Edward Heath. When he lost the 1974 election she him as leader of the Conservative Party and had her image by a PR team. The 1979 General Election proved , and Margaret to power in the aftermath of James Callaghan's . How well we remember her speech on the steps of 10 Downing Street .

As Prime Minister she the trade unions, council housing and the UK's manufacturing base. Unemployment , and there was soon across the country. But the Falklands campaign and its instantly the nation, and in 1983 she was re-elected with an majority.

In her second term Margaret faced Arthur Scargill and him. She the financial industry and a selection of state-run industries. Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev were close confidantes, and she also managed to keep Europe .

The proved highly unpopular and . In November 1990 her cabinet colleagues finally unseated her, and she left 10 Downing Street for on the backbenches. Her eleven year reign had the nation and she will long be remembered as .

Margaret Thatcher, you may have , but we will you.

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