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Interview with Sir John Major

Citation: Onslow, Sue and Major, John and Namusoke, Eva (2018) Interview with Sir John Major. [Transcribed text] (Unpublished)

Rt Hon Sir John Major Transcript.pdf

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Interview with Sir John Major. The project aims to produce a unique digital research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965 through sixty oral history interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the organisation. It will provide an essential research tool for anyone investigating the history of the Commonwealth and will serve to promote interest in and understanding of the organisation. Biography: Major, John. 1943-. Born in UK. Member of Parliament (Conservative Party), 1979-2001. Parliamentary Private Secretary, 1981. Under-Secretary of State for Social Security in 1985. Minister of State for Social Security, 1986. Chief Secretary to the Treasury, 1987-1989. Foreign Secretary, July 1989-October 1989. Chancellor of the Exchequer, October 1989-November 1990. Prime Minister, 1990-1997.

Creators: Onslow, Sue (0000-0003-0998-3632) and Major, John and Namusoke, Eva and
Subjects: History
Keywords: Apartheid, Brexit, CHOGM, Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG), Decolonisation, Democracy, Diplomacy, Elections, European Economic Community, European Union, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Human Rights, India, Malaysia, Queen, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe
Divisions: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Collections: Commonwealth Oral History Project
  • 19 May 2018 (completed)


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