Quotes by John Major

About John Major:

Sir John Major is a British Conservative Party politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997. He previously held the posts of Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Secretary in the Thatcher Government and was the Member of Parliament for Huntingdon from 1979 to 2001. Major was Margaret Thatcher's preferred choice as her successor. Within weeks of becoming Prime Minister, Major presided over British participation in the Gulf War in March 1991 and negotiated the Maastricht Treaty in December 1991. Despite the British economy being in recession, he went on to lead the Conservatives to a fourth consecutive election victory, winning the most votes in British electoral history with over 14 million in the 1992 general election albeit with a much reduced majority in the House of Commons.

Author Bio

  • NameJohn Major
  • DescriptionPrime Minister of the United Kingdom; 1990-1997
  • BornMarch 29, 1943
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionPolitician; Banker; Autobiographer