Keith Joseph

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Keith Sinjohn Joseph (17 January 1918 - 10 December 1994) was a Conservative politician. He served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Health and Social Services (1970-74), for Industry (1979-81), and Education (1981-86). He has been described as 'the father of Thatcherism' and is widely regarded as having been highly influential on Thatcher during her time in office. [1] He became a life peer as Baron Joseph of Portsoken in 1986. [2]

Notes

  1. Dominic Lawson, 'Keith Joseph may have been odd, but the father of Thatcherism was not uncaring', Independent, 14 July 2006.
  2. John Biffen, Keith Joseph, guardian.co.uk, 12 December 1994.