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On This Day In Photos: Cecil Parkinson And The Sara Keays Affair

ON This Day In Photos: October 14, 2011 – Married Cecil Parkinson, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet, resigned in reaction to the furore surrounding the news of his 12-year affair with his secretary Sara Keays.

She was pregnant with his child. Parkinon had confessed to the affair on October 5, but Keays later issued a statement that it was her “duty” to make the full facts known. Parkinson would rise again, becoming Conservative Party Chairman for a second time in 1997, and later a life peer in the House of Lords. Flora Keays was born on New Years Eve 1983. Cecil remains married to Ann, mother to his three other daughters. She never spoke on the matter to the press.

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Posted: 14th, October 2011 | In: Flashback | Comments (4)