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MICHAEL (BARON HESELTINE) HESELTINE - AUTOGRAPH 12/27/1989 - HFSID 317318

MICHAEL HESELTINE The British Conservative, whose bid for Party leadership hastened Margaret Thatcher's resignation, signs a card in blue ink. Signature: "Michael Heseltine", 5x3. Michael Heseltine (b. 1933) was a Conservative M. P.

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MICHAEL HESELTINE
The British Conservative, whose bid for Party leadership hastened Margaret Thatcher's resignation, signs a card in blue ink.
Signature: "Michael Heseltine", 5x3. Michael Heseltine (b. 1933) was a Conservative M. P. (1966-2001) and a Cabinet Minister under Prime Ministers Thatcher and Major. Under Margaret Thatcher, he served as Secretary of State for the Environment (1979-1983) and Secretary of State for Defence (1983-1986). But he clashed repeatedly with Thatcher, finally storming out of 10 Downing Street to announce his resignation to the Press. Now a "back-bencher", he was frequently critical of Thatcher, and challenged her for leadership of the Conservative Party in 1990. Heseltine garnered enough votes from Conservative MP's to force a second vote (November 20, 1990), after which Thatcher resigned. In the voting which followed, however, John Major, not Michael Heseltine, became the new Party leader and Prime Minister. Heseltine joined Major's government, serving in several positions, including Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State. Retiring from the House of Commons (but not from politics) in 2001, he received a life peerage as Baron Heseltine. Heseltine has remained quite outspoken on policy issues, and was instrumental in David Cameron's ascendance to Conservative leader in 2005. Pencil notes (unknown hand). Corners slightly worn. Fine condition.

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