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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Lady Meyer

Lady Meyer, who died at her home 11 January, 2006, was the widow of Sir Anthony Meyer, 3rd Baronet, (1920-2004), a former Conservative MP who, repelled by Margaret Thatcher's confrontational style and her attitude to Europe, he insisted on standing against her for the party leadership in 1989. Her husband failed to oust Mrs Thatcher from office, as he knew he would, but as he said later: "It made the unthinkable thinkable."
Her husband was Conservative MP for Eton and Slough, 1964-66; Conservative MP for West Flintshire, 1970-83; and for Clwyd North West, 1983-92. He succeeded to the baronetcy (created in 1910) on the demise of his father, 1935.
Lady Meyer was the former Barbadee Violet Knight, the only child of A. Charles Knight, JP, FSA, of Lincoln's Inn, London WC, and Herne Place, Sunningdale, Ascot, and married Anthony Meyer in 1941.
She is survived by one son, Sir (Anthony) Ashley Frank Meyer, 4th Baronet, b. 23 August, 1944, and three daughters.

Source: The Daily Telegraph 21 January, 2006

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