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Living above the shop: Margaret Thatcher at Downing Street

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Margaret Thatcher arrives at Number 10 Downing Street in 1979. She is flanked by two policemen and is speaking to a microphone.

Margaret Thatcher moved into Number 10 in June 1979 shortly after winning her first general election. She was not greatly impressed by the untidy flat and dullish official rooms, and when she left Downing Street eleven and a half years later, …