Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dies


Margaret Thatcher: 1925-2013
Margaret Thatcher: 1925-2013

The Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87. 

Thatcher, who was Britain’s first and only female PM, suffered a stroke and passed away peacefully this morning.

The Baroness, nicknamed the Iron Lady, led the British government between 1979 and 1990 – winning elections in 1979, 1983 and 1987 – and remains one of the most controversial British political figures.

Lord Bell, her spokesman, said:

It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.

A further statement will be made later.

David Cameron paid tribute to former Conservative Leader:

“It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Lady Thatcher. We have lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister and a great Briton.”

Thatcher had withdrawn from public and political life for much of her later years, after suffering from dementia for some time.


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    Regardless of what you thought of her politics we cannot ignore the significant contribution that she made to the life of our country. I was inspired by her and so were many others. There are not many people around today that you can say that about!

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