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POD: Margaret Thatcher decides not to attend the European summit in Paris when Michael Heseltine challenges her for the leadership. Instead, she full heartedly campaigns for her re-election.
Results of the Conservative party leadership election, Tuesday November 20th 1990
Thatcher in office 1990 - 1991
Mrs Thatcher's re-election as Tory leader made many Thatcherites take a sigh of relief, but didn't solve the great rift between the prime minister and more moderate former cabinet members over the Europe issue. Then the operation desert storm was launched, with Thatcher putting a jingoistic spin on Britain's comparatively small contribution. Conservative poll ratings briefly improved, and taking the initiative Thatcher called a snap general election in June 1991.
1991 General Election
|June 6th, 1991 General Election Results|
The first hung parliament since 1974 had occurred, Thatcher had been unable to pull off a fourth successive election victory and Kinnock had been unable to win a labour majority.
Kinnock Government 1991 - 1995
Kinnock Coalition Cabinet - June 1991
Prime Minister - Neil Kinnock
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary - Paddy Ashdown
Chancellor of the Exchequer - John Smith
Home Secretary - Roy Hattersley
Defence Secretary - Menzies Campbell
Education Secretary - Tony Blair
Environment Secretary - Gerald Kaufmann
Europe Minister - Charles Kennedy
1995 General Election
|May 4th, 1995 General Election Results|
Major Government 1995 - 1999
Prime Minister - John Major
Deputy Prime Minister - Michael Heseltine
Chancellor of the Exchequer - Ken Clarke
Foreign Secretary - John Redwood
Home Secretary - Michael Howard
Defence Secretary - Michael Portillo
1999 General Election
Blair Government 1999 - 2009
Prime Minister - Tony Blair
Chancellor of the Exchequer - Gordon Brown
Foreign Secretary -
Home Secretary -