John Major, British Prime Minister 1990-97, Conservative. Born: 29 March 1943 in St. Helier, Carshalton, Surrey. John Major
Entries from several quality OUP reference books, the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia and the Columbia Encyclopedia.
BBC On This Day: Citizen's charter promises better services
The launch of John Major's citizen's charter to improve public services in 1991. Notes include a timeline and a summary of the charter's influence.
BBC On This Day: Major wins Conservative leadership
News of John Major winning the battle to remain leader of the Conservative party on July 4, 1995; timeline and background information.
BBC On This Day: Tories choose Major for Number 10
News of John Major winning the Conservatives' leadership elections and becoming the new prime minister on November 27, 1990.
Gresham College: Leadership and Change: Prime Ministers in the Post-War World - John Major
Lecture by Vernon Bogdanor CBE FBA, Gresham Professor of Law with response by Professor the Lord Butler. Full text, audio and video files.
John Major
A website focussing on the former British Prime Minister John Major and his 1990-1997 Conservative administration.
The Observer: Major hits out at Cabinet
Article about the incident when BBC technical staff recorded by accident John Major calling three Eurosceptic members of his Cabinet "bastards".
Telegraph: How we saw it: John Major
Recalling how The Telegraph received John Major's leadership. (July 08, 2005)
BBC News: The political career of John Major
Profile of the former British prime minister published on the occasion of his becoming a Knight of the Garter. (April 22, 2005)
Telegraph: Blair's spin is the porn of politics, says Major
In his first significant political intervention since he retired from Parliament, John Major delivers a sweeping indictment of Tony Blair, accusing him of eroding the trust of the people by undermining Parliament and politicising the Civil Service. (October 24, 2003)
Telegraph: The deep malaise undermining our parliamentary democracy
An edited version of John Major's pamphlet for the Centre for Policy Studies entitled The Erosion of Parliamentary Government. (October 23, 2003)
BBC News: John Major: A life in politics
A brief biography of John Major, covering his life up to 2002. (September 28, 2002)
Time: "Put Up or Shut Up"
Article on the conflict within the Conservative Party under John Major. (July 03, 1995)
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