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General election trail

Discover incredible objects from general elections.

1979 general election

Labour Party election poster written in Punjabi, 1979

A poster with red and black text written in Punjabi, with a black and white photograph of Labour Party Prime Minister James Callaghan with Indian Premiere Morarji Desai.The 1979 general election was won by the Conservative Party, and its leader Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female prime minister.

Did you know?  Margaret Thatcher served as Prime Minister from 1979 until 1990, becoming the longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th century.

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