Sir John Major
Following Margaret Thatcher's resignation following the November 1990 Conservative leadership contest, Sir John became Prime Minister on 28th November 1990. In Sir John’s first Cabinet, Norman Lamont became the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kenneth Baker became Home Secretary and Douglas Hurd remained as the Foreign Secretary. In 1992 he led the party to a general election victory.
Major's first years in office coincided with a long economic recession. In 1997 the Conservatives lost by a landslide to the Labour Party when Major was succeeded as prime minister by Tony Blair.
John Major continued to serve in the House of Commons until his retirement in 2001.
He was knighted in 2005.
Items listed by Sir John Major
A unique and collectable trinket box designed by Sir John Major.
In 1996 The Princes Trust embarked on a project to celebate 20 years of fund raising for disadvantaged young people of the UK.
In association with renowned Limoges porcelain make...
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