Norman Tebbit is a British politician and life peer. A member of the Conservative Party, he served in the Cabinet from 1981 to 1987 as Secretary of State for Employment (1981–83), Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1983–85), Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1985–87) and Chairman of the Conservative Party (1985–87). He was a member of parliament from 1970 to 1992, representing the constituencies of Epping (1970–74) and Chingford (1974–92). He retired from parliament for Chingford in 1992, and has since sat in the House of Lords as Baron Tebbit, of Chingford. In July 2013, Tebbit was one of the guests on an episode of Peter Hennessy’s BBC radio 4 programme Reflections in which he talked about his life and career. Earlier that year he paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher, saying he wished there were “someone like her now”.