Nigel Lawson
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"Nigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby", Privy Council of the United Kingdom/PC is a British people/British Conservative Party (UK)/Conservative politician and journalist. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the constituency of Blaby from 1974 to 1992, and served in the Thatcher ministry/Thatcher Cabinet from 1981 to 1989. Prior to entering the Cabinet, he served as the Financial Secretary to the Treasury from May 1979 until his promotion to Secretary of State for Energy. He was appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer in June 1983, and served until his resignation in October 1989. In both Cabinet posts he was a key proponent of Margaret Thatcher/Thatcher's policy of privatisation of several key industries and deregulation and oversaw the Big Bang (financial markets)/Big Bang launched in London on 27 October 1986.

Lawson was a backbencher from 1989 until he retired in 1992, and now sits in the House of Lords. He is the father of Nigella Lawson, a food writer and celebrity cook (profession)/cook, and of Dominic Lawson, a journalist.

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