15 Photos Of Margaret Thatcher As A Young Woman

Pictures of the former Prime Minister, from her youth.

1. 1945

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Born Margaret Hilda Roberts in 1925, pictured aged 20, with her parents and sister Muriel (left).

2. 1950

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Aged 24. While campaigning as the youngest and only female candidate for the Tory seat in Dartford, Kent, Margaret Roberts worked as a research chemist.

3. 1950

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Aged 24. Margaret Roberts consults a parliamentary refence book with a colleague during her time campaigning.

4. 1950

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Aged 25. Planning her election campaign for Dartford, Kent.

5. 1950

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Aged 25. Meeting potential constituents.

6. 1950

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Aged 25. Wiping dishes.

7. 1950

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Aged 25. Accompanying four voters on the piano at the Bull Inn, Dartford.

8. 1950

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Aged 25. Attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

9. 1950

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Aged 25. Shopping in Dartford, Kent.

10. 1951

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Aged 26. At Tory HQ while campaigning for the Dartford, Kent seat.

11. 1951

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Aged 26. Pictured during a canvassing tour for the Dartford, Kent seat the following year .

12. 1951

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Aged 26. Pictured with her fiance Denis Thatcher (1915 - 2003).

13. 1951

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Aged 26. Pictured with fiance Denis Thatcher.

14. 1951

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Aged 26. On her wedding day to Denis Thatcher. Wearing a royal blue velvet dress, and a hat was trimmed with ostrich feathers.

15. 1959

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Aged 34. Pictured outside the House of Commons, taking her seat as the Member of Parliament for Finchley.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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