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  • London, England
    Tuesday Dec 5, 1989

    Margaret Thatcher

    1989 Conservative Party leadership election

    London, England
    Tuesday Dec 5, 1989

    Thatcher was challenged for the leadership of the Conservative Party by the little-known backbench MP Sir Anthony Meyer in the 1989 leadership election. Of the 374 Conservative MPs eligible to vote, 314 voted for Thatcher and 33 for Meyer. Her supporters in the party viewed the result as a success, and rejected suggestions that there was discontent within the party.




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