16. Michael Portillo
Conservative Party, election leaflet, 1997
The Minister of Defence Michael Portillo was just one of many leading Conservative figures to lose their seat to Labour. But Portillo, tipped to be the next leader of his party and a keen disciple of Margaret Thatcher, was a prized victory for the Labour party.
“16. Michael Portillo,” New Dawn? 1997, accessed June 4, 2023, https://newdawn1997.omeka.net/items/show/37.