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Frankie Postles

Why did Mrs Thatcher lose power in 1990?

Margaret Thatcher remained in power as Prime Minister from 1979 through to November of 1990,
where here fall from power can be put down to a combination of circumstances, division within her
own party over views concerning Europe, the greatly…

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Frankie Postles

With the combination of the Poll Tax and internal party divisions, it is unsurprising that the
Conservatives lost all four by-elections to be held in 1989 and 1990, Labour having a twenty point
lead in the poles in April of 1990. Mrs Thatcher's personal popularity was also at…


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