Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies

Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies

Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died at 87 following a stroke, her spokesman has said.

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.”

Lady Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990.

David Cameron called her a “great Briton” and the Queen spoke of her sadness at the death.

Downing Street said Lady Thatcher would be accorded the same status of funeral as the Queen Mother and Princess Diana, but will not lie in state, in accordance with her own wishes

Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22067155

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