Timeline

Work in Progress Click on each title in the long list below to expand the key events listed for that year. Click on the year to jump down the list: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997


1980: Council house right to buy scheme started

1981: Riots starting in London, spread across the country

1982: Falklands War

1983: Thatcher won 2nd term as Prime Minister

1984: Miners’ strike, British Telecom privatised.

1985: Liverpool District Labour Party expelled from Labour Party for militancy

1986: Deregulation of buses, British Gas Corporation privatised

1987: Thatcher won 3rd Conservative general election

1988: Lockerbie plane bomb/crash

1989: Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web

1990: Poll Tax protest riots, Major replaced Thatcher as leader of Conservatives

1991: Gulf War

1992: Conservatives won election, John Major was re-elected as Prime Minister

1993: John Major ‘Back to Basics’ campaign, council tax replaced poll tax

1994: John Smith died (12 May). Tony Blair became Labour leader

1995: Conservative government weakened

1996: Richard Leese became Leader of Manchester City Council

Other Timelines of Interest

Footnotes

[1] War in Bosnia (1992-1995): British troops were deployed in Bosnia-Herzegovina from early 1995 through to 2008.  I feel it should be mentioned on the timeline as a significant event, but in this format it is not easy to represent the complexity of that conflict.

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