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MEMBERS of the public are invited to hear Margaret Thatcher’s former press secretary give a talk at a Southsea school tomorrow.

Sir Bernand Ingham, who was the Iron Lady’s chief press secretary from 1979 to 1990, will share his experiences with an audience at St John’s College.

The political heavyweight is a guest of the school’s politics society, which has welcomed British politicians and civil servants for 30 years.

Richard Polson, 17, who is chairman of the society, said: ‘It is a great honour to have Sir Bernard Ingham come to our politics society.

‘He was so well regarded by Mrs Thatcher during her premiership.’

Sir Bernard, who is now retired, will start his talk entitled ‘Life with the Lioness: what Margaret Thatcher was really like’ at 11.30am in the school’s auditorium.

He is currently the Secretary of Supporters of Nuclear Energy, president of the British Franchise Association and writes a weekly column for The Yorkshire Post.

This event is free of charge and open to the public.