Prime Ministerial Firsts

Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first female Prime Minister on May 4th, 1979. Some other firsts claimed by those occupying the country's highest office.

Downing Street, c. 1947. Nationaal Archief, The Hague.

On May 4th, 1979 Margaret Thatcher entered No 10 Downing Street as the first woman prime minister of the United Kingdom. Here are some other firsts claimed by those occupying Britain’s highest political office.

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