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A prolific politician who rose from the grassroot of politics to the topmost part of her political career.Margrate Hildar Roberts was born on the 13th of October 1925 at Grantham, Lincolnshire.Margaret won a scholarship to the local Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School, where she became head-girl. She applied to Somerville College, Oxford university, and was accepted to study chemistry in 1943. While studying at Oxford, she was elected President of the Oxford University Conservative Association in 1946. She graduted from 0xford in 1947 with second class honours. After graduating, she moved to Colchester, where she worked as a research chemist for BX Plastics. In 1951 margrate got married to Denis Thatcher and their union was blessed with two twins Carol and Denis in 1953. Optimistically her political career started in 1951 when she was invited to stand as the Conservative candidate in the safe Labour seat of Dartford. “Although she lost, she impressed many in the party with her strong, articulate views”. In 1959, Mrs Thatcher was elected as a member of the parliament (MP) for the seat of Finchley. Progressively she glided through the ranks of the Conservative party to become Education minister. By 1975 Margret Thatcher had defeated Edward Heath and was elected leader of the Conservative Party. This victory automatically made her the leader of the Opposition. The Apex of Thatcher’s political career came to play when she was elected Prime Minister in the Conservative landslide of 1979. Mrs Thatcher wasted no time in introducing controversial economic policies. She believed that a strict implementation of Monetarism was necessary to overcome the economic ills of inflation and low growth, which she blamed on the previous Labour government. Although successful Margret Thatcher was extremely strict,fierce in her beliefs and unwavering in her commitment which though productive had some negative impart on her political career.Her premiership years were later overshadowed by her controversial and dogmatic decision to stick with the poll tax. This was widely regarded as an unfair tax because everybody paid the same amount regardless of income. Opposition to the poll tax spilled over into violent protest and her popularity plumped drastically. She also became associated with policies that promoted individualism.
The “Iron Lady” as she was called was eventually pushed out as leader of the party and prime minister in 1990. Although she was bitter about her perceived betrayal, she left an unprecedented mark on the British economic and political landscape. Margrate Thatcher died on 8 April 2013 at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke.
Margret Thatcher is an example of a continuous and consistent growth and if there is one basic thing to learn from Mrs Thatcher it is the fact that just like herself we must always gun for the peak of our career and God ordained purpose. Don’t be contempted with temporary success. Keep growing.
Finally learn to weigh your actions, consider their implications and be sure you are ready for the results or repacautions before taking them.
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