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Why change?

The day after this cartoon Conservative Leader Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister on 4th May, 1979 and remained in office until 28th November,1990. She was the longest serving British Prime Minister since William Gladstone. She is also the only woman to have served in the position.

In the run up to the election most opinion polls showed that voters preferred Labour Leader James Callaghan as Prime Minister even as the Conservative Party with Margaret Thatcher as leader maintained a lead in the polls.