Norma Major

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Dame Norma Major

Spouse of the Prime Minister
of the United Kingdom
In role
28 November 1990 – 2 May 1997
Preceded byDenis Thatcher
Succeeded byCherie Blair
Personal details
Norma Christina Elizabeth Wagstaff

(1942-02-12) 12 February 1942 (age 79)
Shropshire, England
Political partyConservative
Sir John Major (m. 1970)
EducationLondon South Bank University

Dame Norma Christina Elizabeth Major, DBE[a] (née Wagstaff, formerly Johnson; born 12 February 1942) is an English philanthropist. She is the wife of Sir John Major.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. A wife of a knight who is also appointed a dame, may choose between her own style, Dame [given names] [surname], or the style of a wife of a knight, Lady [surname].[1] Major prefers to use the style Dame Norma Major,[2] as she acquired this distinction in her own right.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dame". Debrett's. Archived from the original on 7 August 2009.
  2. "Norma Major honoured for fundraising". BBC News. 12 June 1999. Retrieved 16 July 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)