After an exceptional maiden speech, one daring reporter even asked if she thought she would ever reach the front benches. Thatcher
Well, I think we'll just try to be a very good back-bencher first—certainly until these two are a little older, I couldn't take on any more political responsibilities—these responsibilities are quite enough. Clarke
Have you been able to combine your political life with looking after a family, running a home? Thatcher
Well, I mainly do the catering here—I love cooking and I do the shopping, and always a big batch of cooking at the weekend, and of course there are the parliamentary recesses, which coincide with the school holidays, so I can see quite a good bit of the children and take them out, and at half term they come up to the House of Commons and have lunch with me.