Norma Major

Wife of British Prime Minsiter

Dame Norma Christina Elizabeth Major, DBE[a] (née Wagstaff, formerly Johnson; born 12 February 1942) is an English philanthropist. She is the wife of Sir John Major.

Dame Norma Major

Spouse of the Prime Minister
of the United Kingdom
In role
28 November 1990 – 2 May 1997
Preceded byDenis Thatcher
Succeeded byCherie Blair
Personal details
Norma Christina Elizabeth Wagstaff

(1942-02-12) 12 February 1942 (age 78)
Shropshire, England
Political partyConservative
Sir John Major (m. 1970)
EducationLondon South Bank University


  1. A wife of a knight who is also appointed a dame, may choose between her own style, Dame [given names] [surname], or the style of a wife of a knight, Lady [surname].[1] Major prefers to use the style Dame Norma Major,[2] as she acquired this distinction in her own right.


  1. "Dame". Debrett's. Archived from the original on 7 August 2009.
  2. "Norma Major honoured for fundraising". BBC News. 12 June 1999. Retrieved 16 July 2010.