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Margaret Thatcher's Conservative outfits go under the hammer

Margaret Thatcher wearing one of the outfits due to go under the hammer as she works in the House of Commons Photo: PA

Some of the suits worn by the former prime minister Margaret Thatcher during key moments of her rise to power will go under the hammer at Christie's today.

The outfits, which are expected to reach between £1,000-£1,500 each, include the navy jacket and skirt Mrs Thatcher was wearing when she was nominated as a candidate for the Conservative Party leadership.

The jade green ensemble she wore when she won the leadership will also be up for auction as part of Christie's 'London' sale.

Worn on the day Margaret Thatcher was confirmed as Conservative Party Leader, February, 1975 Credit: Christie's

Lot 153: Margaret Thatcher’s business suit , Mansfield, 1972

The jade green wool suit composed of jacket and silk topped dress with tie neck and belt, the jacket piped to match the bodice

Labelled "Mansfield, Made in England"

Estimate: £1,000-1,500

Worn at the 1972 Conservative Party Conference, as well as during the ballot for her to become Conservative Party Leader Credit: Christie's

Lot 152: Margaret Thatcher’s business suit of dark blue wool 1970s

Composed of jacket and skirt, piped in navy blue spotted silk and trimmed with scarlet braid

Unlabelled, probably Mansfield.

Estimate: £1,000-1,500

Worn at the 1975 Conservative Party Conference Credit: Christie's

Lot 149: Margaret Thatcher’s dress suit Mansfield, 1975

A canary yellow wool sleeveless dress and jacket trimmed in black and fastening with black ball buttons

Labelled "Mansfield, Made in England" in jacket

Estimate: £1,000-1,500

Celebrating all things London in the year of the Diamond Jubilee, Olympics and Paralympics the Christie's sale includes many paintings of the capitol, street signs and even a traditional red double-decker Routemaster bus.

The auction will also include items of London's pop history, with pictures of the Beatles, David Bowie and Michael Caine as well as items for the 1948 Olympic Games - the last time the Games came to London.