Margaret Thatcher is included in the list of Bank of England candidates, which can be depicted on the new note of £ 50, which will mark Britain's contribution to science.
In a public search for names on the polymer banknote, the bank said it had received a total of 174,112 nominations and the former prime minister was on the list of about 800 eligible names published Monday.
The late Baroness Thatcher had probably been involved in science because of her early career as a scientific chemist, including a period for ice cream emulsifiers for J Lyons.
He also comes after a campaign on Guido Fawkes's right blog to "put Maggie on the new £ 50," which had begun before the bank said he was looking for a hero in the field of science.
Mark Carne, the governor of the bank, said this month that the 50 pound note selection would be limited to the UK's contribution to science, which leads to speculation that Ada Lovech, Alan Thuring, or Stephen Hawking can be recruited.
"There are many people whose work is shaped how we think about the world and who continue to inspire people today," he said at the time.
Along with Thatcher there are other unusual appearances in the list of names published by the bank. Comedy actor Will Hai, who was a successful amateur astronomer when he did not entertain the public with classics like Oh! Mr. Porter is on the list, and Roger Bannister, the first runner to achieve a four-minute mile, given his later career in medicine. He died in March.
The bank said the first candidates on the list were simply considered admissible: because they were real, they died and contributed to science in the UK in some way. He said his names had not yet been taken into account by his Banknote Advisory Committee.
At the inclusion of Thatcher, a bank spokeswoman said: "She has a degree in chemistry, [and] continued to work as a chemist – he is known to work on the research team that helped create light ice cream for scoops.