CECIL (BARON PARKINSON) PARKINSON - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 165807
Sale Price $144.00
The British Conservative politician whose career was marred by a sex scandal signed this page in black ink
Printed Card Signed in Ink: "Cecil Parkinson", 4¼x6. Printed card from the House of Commons. Cecil Parkinson (b. 1923) served in the House of Commons from 1970 to 1992. He was Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1981, and again during the General Election of 1997. While holding the relatively junior Cabinet rank of Paymaster-General, he was nonetheless included in Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's small war cabinet during the Falkland Islands War (1982). Reportedly slated to become Foreign Minister after Thatcher's landslide re-election, he was appointed instead as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, and had to resign from that post in October 1983 after public revelations that he fathered a child by his secretary. He returned to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Energy (1987) and for Transport (1989), but was still dogged by the scandal, not so much for fathering the child, as for never seeing his offspring afterwards (although he did give financial support). When Thatcher lost the Party leadership and Prime Ministerial post in 1992, Parkinson resigned with her, receiving a life peerage as Baron Parkinson. He remained active in Conservative advocacy groups, and temporarily reassumed the Party chairmanship during the unsuccessful General Election campaign of 1997. Fine condition.
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