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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