Against All Odds: How Margaret Thatcher Won the 1975 Tory Leadership Election (Kindle Single)

Against All Odds How Margaret Thatcher Won the Tory Leadership Election Kindle Single In Margaret Thatcher become the first and only woman in British history to be elected as leader of a major political party But it was a victory achieved Against All Odds On the th February

  • Title: Against All Odds: How Margaret Thatcher Won the 1975 Tory Leadership Election (Kindle Single)
  • Author: Stephen Robinson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In 1975 Margaret Thatcher become the first, and only, woman in British history to be elected as leader of a major political party But it was a victory achieved Against All Odds On the 4th February 1975 Edward Heath called for a leadership election to assert his status as head of the Conservative party With his main competitor, Keith Joseph, ruled out most people expIn 1975 Margaret Thatcher become the first, and only, woman in British history to be elected as leader of a major political party But it was a victory achieved Against All Odds On the 4th February 1975 Edward Heath called for a leadership election to assert his status as head of the Conservative party With his main competitor, Keith Joseph, ruled out most people expected Heath s victory to be a walkover But then Margaret Thatcher opted to stand, with Airey Neave the first British officer to escape from Colditz and make it home as her campaign manager At first her support was seen as minimal, with all the Conservative daily newspapers backing Heath, but as the election went on it became clear that the race was going to be much closer When the poll closed at 3.30 on 4th February, the result was even better than her supporters had dared to hope Thatcher got 130 votes to Heath s 119, giving him no option but to resign, and leaving her as the clear front runner, even after other challengers piled into the contest How did Thatcher manage to secure such a clear victory Against All Odds recalls the dramatic lead up to the election, and the political atmosphere that led to one of Britain s most influential leaders coming to power Praise for Stephen Robinson autifully written but fair rather than fond Robinson must be applauded for unearthing so much new information The Daily Telegraph This intelligently probing and well written authorised biography succeeds definitively The Spectator Stephen Robinson is a journalist based in London His other books include The Remarkable Lives of Bill Deedes Endeavour Press is the UK s leading independent publisher of digital books.

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    1. Similarities btw uk 1975 and tk 2017Uk was seen as sick man of Europe Nothing seemed to work; everyone seemed to be on strike; polls showed a profound sense of national pessimism and an assumption that Britain’s problems were insoluble.In 1974, the pervading anxiety was that London’s population was sharply shrinking as natives fled lousy transport, rising crime, and a chronic lack of opportunity.Vast numbers of white-collar workers were giving up on Britain. In 1975, almost 30,000 Britons em [...]

    2. OKThe book was OK but not riveting. It did spoil my image of the lady. There was no Xray facility on the kindle version which annoyed me along with the fact that there was location indicators but no page numbers. There were a few grammatical errors and on location 109 we hear that WW2 had finished 40 years ago which is totally wrong. The book was OK but just a bit dry and dull.

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