Margaret Thatcher Was Youngest Candidate To Stand For General Election In 1951

25/10/2012 08:09

On this day in 1951 the then 26-year-old Margaret Roberts became the youngest candidate to stand at a general election.

The Tories won overall by a narrow margin but she failed to win her the safe Labour seat of Dartford, losing to Norman Dodds.

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Margaret Roberts, aged 26, on the day of her wedding to Denis Thatcher

It was Thatcher's 87th birthday earlier this month and we "celebrated" with 87 pictures of the Iron Lady. So we're shamelessly wheeling out the same gallery for you to enjoy once more. You're welcome.

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