Local MPs pay tribute to Thatcher

Local MPs Tim Farron and Russell Brown have paid tribute to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who died this morning following a stroke:

Sad to hear about Thatcher. She was a pioneer for women in politics and changed the face of Britain

-@timfarron via Twitter

My sympathy and condolences to Margaret Thatcher's family. Britain's first woman Prime Minister and a hugely influential figure in politics

-@russellbrownmp via Twitter

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Thatcher funeral: Wednesday 17th April

The funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died following a storke, will be held on Wednesday 17th April.