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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died after a stroke

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died after a stroke, according to a statement from Lord Bell, her spokesperson.

by The Commentator on 8 April 2013 11:52

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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died after a stroke, according to a statement from Lord Bell, her spokesperson.

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. A further statement will be made later."

Baroness Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990.

She was the first woman to hold the post.

Downing Street has announced that, with The Queen's consent, Lady Thatcher will receive a Ceremonial funeral with military honours. The service will be held at St Paul's Cathedral. A wide and diverse range of people and groups with connections to Lady Thatcher will be invited. The service will be followed by a private cremation. All the arrangements being put in place are in line with wishes of Lady Thatcher's family. Further details will be published over the coming days.

In response to the news that Lady Thatcher had died the Prime Minister said:

"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."

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