Former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died of a stroke today aged 87.
Britain’s first and only female political leader passed away peacefully after a long battle with poor health.
Her spokesman Lord Bell said: ‘It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning’.
The Queen was sad to hear of Baroness
Thatcher’s death and Her Majesty will send a private message of sympathy to the family, Buckingham Palace said today.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: ‘It was with great sadness that l learned of Lady Thatcher’s death. We’ve lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister and a great Briton’. He will return early from his visit to Europe this afternoon following the death of Baroness Thatcher, Downing Street said.
Margaret Thatcher, one of the most important British politicians of the 20th century. She was the first woman to become U.K. prime minister and Britain’s only prime minister of the 20th century to win three consecutive terms.
After leading the Conservatives to victory in the 1979 election, Thatcher shook Britain to its economic roots in a relentless battle to restructure the country.
The Iron Lady, who became the longest serving British prime minister of the 20th century, will be honoured with a full state funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral.


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