Major, John Roy (Major John Roy)( Prime Minister of Great Britain.)
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Biography Major, John Roy (Major John Roy)
Born March 29, 1943 in London. He was engaged in banking. Became a member of the Conservative Party, in 1968-1971 he worked in the municipal authorities. In February - October 1974 fought for a seat in parliament, and finally earned the right to stand for election in Huntingdon. In the general election in 1979 was elected a member of the House of Commons.
In 1983, Major became assistant to Margaret Thatcher in Parliament. In 1987 he was appointed Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Finance (the manager of the budget). Two years later, became Minister of Foreign Affairs, and in October 1989 was replaced by H. Lawson, former Minister of Finance.
When Margaret Thatcher moved away from the leadership of the Party, Major was elected her successor, and November 28, 1990 took the post of Prime Minister.
The Gulf War helped to consolidate the positions of the new government, however, exacerbated the economic problems. On the eve of scheduled for April 9, 1992 elections, Major expressed fears that the victory of the Labor Party will raise taxes, weaken the country's defense, restore the power of trade unions and even undermine the sovereignty of Great Britain. Despite the predictions of the defeat of the conservatives, they received 42.8% of the vote and a majority of seats in parliament. In the elections in May 1997 the Conservative Party was defeated, and as Prime Minister took the Labor E. Blair.