Essential services such as transportation, utilities, and communication networks were severely disrupted by the General Strike and the Conservative government, led by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, was forced to declare a state of emergency and mobilise troops to maintain order and provide essential services.

The publication of “The Wealth of Nations” had a profound impact on economic thought and policy, laying the foundation for classical economics and providing justification for the rise of free-market capitalism.

After a short campaign in which she won the election with 51.9% of the vote she entered the House of Commons on December 1, 1919, as a Unionist or Tory Member of Parliament.