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Margaret Thatcher - The International Visitor Leadership Program

Time: 1967

Place: U.S.

Details: In 1967, the United States Embassy in London chose Thatcher to take part in the International Visitor Leadership Program (then called the Foreign Leader Program), a professional exchange programme that gave her the opportunity to spend about six weeks visiting various US cities and political figures as well as institutions such as the International Monetary Fund. Following the visit, Heath appointed Thatcher to the Shadow Cabinet as Fuel and Power spokesman.



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