Cecil Parkinson

Cecil Parkinson was brought in as the last member of the War Cabinet by Margaret Thatcher. His position in the government had been as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. In effect, he was a minister without portfolio. This lack of ministerial responsibility was a benefit in that allowed Cecil Parkinson to take on board much of the media work to present the government's case.

His autobiography was published as: Right at the Centre

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