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1970-75: Cabinet rank Chronology

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73 Oct 6 Sa Full Text Key [Chronology] Arab-Israeli War (ended 24 Oct); oil price increased 70 per cent
74 Feb 5 Tu Full Text Major [Chronology] NUM strike ballot: 81 per cent in favour
74 Feb 7 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election called for 28 Feb
74 Feb 23 Sa Full Text Major [Chronology] Powell said he would vote Labour
74 Feb 28 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election: no overall majority for any party
74 Mar 11 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Shadow Cabinet formed; MT shadowing Environment
74 Jun 22 Sa Full Text Key [Chronology] Keith Joseph’s Upminster speech
74 Jun 26 We Full Text Major [Chronology] Heath speech on national unity theme
74 Sep 5 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Keith Joseph’s Preston speech
74 Sep 18 We Full Text Major [Chronology] General Election called for 10 October
74 Oct 2 We Full Text Major [Chronology] Heath urged a Government "of all the talents"
74 Oct 10 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election: Labour majority of three
74 Oct 19 Sa Full Text Key [Chronology] Keith Joseph’s Edgbaston speech
74 Nov 7 Th Full Text Major [Chronology] Reshuffle of Shadows: MT to assist Carr on Treasury questions
74 Nov 21 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Keith Joseph told MT he would not stand for the leadership; MT decided she would
75 Feb 4 Tu Full Text Key [Chronology] Conservative leadership first ballot: Heath resigned
70 Jun 19 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] MT given her first Cabinet post (Secretary of State for Education and Science)
70 Jun 30 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Circular 10/70, withdrawing compulsion to go comprehensive
70 Jul 20 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Death of Iain Macleod; Barber became Chancellor
70 Oct 27 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Budget
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