This Happened — May 3: When Margaret Thatcher Was Elected For The First Time
Margaret Thatcher was elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on this day in 1979. She served as Prime Minister for 11 years, until her resignation in November 1990.
What were Margaret Thatcher's key policies as Prime Minister?
As Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher pursued a program of economic reform, including the privatization of state-owned industries, deregulation, and a focus on free-market economics. She also pursued a policy of reducing the power of trade unions and limiting their ability to strike.
What was the impact of Margaret Thatcher's policies?
Margaret Thatcher's policies had a significant impact on British society, both in the short term and the long term. They led to a period of economic growth, but also to social and economic inequality, and contributed to the decline of manufacturing industries in the UK.
What kind of leader was Margaret Thatcher?
Margaret Thatcher was known for her strong leadership style and her determination to implement her policies. She was a controversial figure, and her leadership style was often criticized for being divisive and authoritarian.