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Sara Keays on Parkinson affair

Title
Sara Keays on Parkinson affair
Genre
Interview
TX Date
4 Nov 1985
Year of production
1985
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Duration
00:06:11
Description
ITN interview, following the publication of her book, A Question of Judgement, with Sara Keays, the former mistress of and personal secretary to Conservative MP, Cecil Parkinson, and whose public statement about her pregnancy and their affair led to his resignation as Trade and Industry Secretary in October 1983. Keays criticises Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for not accepting Parkinson’s earlier offer to resign on polling day 1983. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
ITN; Sara Keays
Keywords
Books; Politics; Margaret Thatcher; Cecil Parkinson; Cabinet ministers; Resignation (political); Extra-marital sex; Political scandals; A Question of Judgement; Sara Keays

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