Category: Signed / Inscribed

ELECTION OF A LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY. Typed Document Signed, as Conservative Party Chairman, declaring that Margaret Thatcher has been elected. Stock code: 12946

Publisher:

London: House Of Commons. 1975

Description:

A monumentally important document that changed British politics and history forever. Typed Document Signed, as Conservative Party Chairman, declaring that Margaret Thatcher has been elected Leader of the Conservative Party in Parliament. Thatcher's name is entered in blue ink in Du Cann's hand as are the vote tallies written beside each candidate's name. Additionally signed by 10 scrutineers and members of the "1922 Committee" including William Shelton, Michael Mates, David Madel, Bryant Godman Irvine, Philip Goodhart and Geoffrey Pattie. Single page, tall 4to, House of Commons stationery. A facsimile of this document is published in George Gardiner's Margaret Thatcher: From Childhood to Leadership. (London: Kimber 1975). Condition is good, the document having been damp effected in 2015 resulting in the blurring and smudging to portions of some signatures.

Price:

£5,000.00

Notes:

The official result notice of the 1975 Conservative leadership election that confirms Margaret Thatcher, aged 49, the first woman to be elected leader of a major political party in the United Kingdom, enabling her to become the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century.