b 1 October 1956
British Conservative politician, first Conservative woman to hold one of the 'great' offices of state other than Prime Minister.
For the small minority who don't accept women, or black or gay people, as their equals, I've got a message: Don't think you'll find a refuge from the world here. There's no place for you in the Conservative Party.
You know what some people call us: the nasty party.
Conference speech, 7 October 2002
We are not trying to (get more women into parliament) to be politically correct, as some people complain, but to be politically effective. Women make good MPs.
International Women's Day debate in the House of Commons 6 March 2008