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Nicholas Ridley
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Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Born on 17th of February 1929
Died on 4th of March 1993

Born 1929. Died 1993 - English Conservative politician.

Educated at Oxford. Became Conservative MP in 1959. Held junior ministerial posts under Harold Macmillan, Alec Douglas-Home and Edward Heath. Entered Cabinet in 1983, regarded as one of Margaret Thatcher’s closes allies. Responsible for introducing the Poll Tax. Resigned following controversial magazine article. Awarded life peerage.

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