David Cameron is on a final all-out campaigning trip for the next four days, but he may pause during one of his cross-country commutes to remember that today is the 31st. anniversary of that election in 1979 which brought Margaret Thatcher to power, and changed the shape of British politics. The stats bear thought - on a 75% turnout, Thatcher's Conservatives gained 43.9% of the vote and a majority of just 43. Labour were second on 36.9% of the vote.


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