Mrs T reveals political secrets
Some of the secrets of Parliament have been given away by Mrs Margaret Thatcher, Finchley and Friern Barnet MP and Opposition Leader.
She was speaking to members of Acorns—an independent women's group—in Avenue House, Church End Finchley.
Mrs Thatcher spoke about life at the House of Commons, rather than deliver a speech of political rhetoric.
She also described some of the work of MPs in select committees and the whip system.
Speaking of her rise to Opposition Leader Mrs Thatcher said: “You get to the top with a great deal of experience.
“But there is still one place I have to get to now.”
She said she entered politics because she felt she had to be involved.
Mrs Thatcher also revealed, in answer to a question, that some MPs found the job a strain on their marriages.
“A husband or wife of an MP has to be interested in politics,” she said.
“I am in a good position because I have a London constituency which does not keep me away from home.”