Second Thatcher ministry

Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 4 May 1979 to 28 November 1990, during which time she led a Conservative majority government. She was the first woman to hold that office. During her premiership, Thatcher moved to liberalise the British economy through deregulation, privatisation, and the promotion of entrepreneurialism.

Second Thatcher ministry
Thatcher in 1983
Date formed10 June 1983 (1983-06-10)
Date dissolved11 June 1987 (1987-06-11)
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Prime Minister's history1979–1990
Deputy Prime Minister[note 1]
Total no. of members219 appointments
Member party  Conservative Party
Status in legislatureMajority
397 / 650(61%)
Opposition cabinet
Opposition party  Labour Party
Opposition leader
Election(s)1983 general election
Outgoing election1987 general election
Legislature term(s)49th UK Parliament
PredecessorFirst Thatcher ministry
SuccessorThird Thatcher ministry

This article details the second Thatcher ministry she led at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II from 1983 to 1987.