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Examples of Thatcher dominating her cabinet

- Thatcher fired three ministers who were critical of her monetary polices. Tends to fire ministers who were 'wets' (one nation conservatives).

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Examples of Thatcher not dominating her cabinet

- Lots of ministers resigned, Michael Heseltine left and became a key rival of Thatcher.
- Deputy PM Geoffrey Howe's resignation was said to be the end of Thatcher's premiership.

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Example of May dominating her cabinet

- Forcing defence secretary Gavin Williamson to resign after the Huawei leak scandal.

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Example of May not dominating her cabinet

- Lots of cabinet resignations over her stance and efforts on Brexit e.g Boris Johnson, David Davis etc.