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Sara Keays book on Parkinson affair

Title
Sara Keays book on Parkinson affair
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
5 Nov 1985
Year of production
1985
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Duration
00:03:38
Description
Report on the publication of A Question of Judgement, by Sara Keays, former mistress and personal secretary to Conservative MP, Cecil Parkinson, whose public statement of her pregnancy and their affair led to his resignation as Trade and Industry Secretary in October 1983. Includes extracts from ITN interview with Keays, in which she criticises Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for not accepting Parkinson’s earlier offer to resign on polling day 1983. Male reporter 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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