Margaret Thatcher in one of the suits which will be auctioned
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Thatcher outfits to go on auction

1 September 2012 Last updated at 11:14 BST

A set of seven outfits worn by Margaret Thatcher in the 70s is being auctioned on Monday as part of Christie's London Sale, a one-off auction celebrating the Queen's Jubilee and London 2012.

Fashion historian Amber Jane Butchart says the outfits were a key part of Mrs Thatcher's philosophy, with tailoring more like that found in the 40s and 50s reflecting her social conservatism.