Margaret Thatcher dies of stroke

Baroness Thatcher died this morning following a stroke, her spokesman Lord Bell said.

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  1. Wales

First Minister: Margaret Thatcher a 'major force' in politics

Margaret Thatcher was a major force in British political life who undoubtedly had a significant influence on the political, social and economic landscape in Wales and the UK.

"There's no doubt about her personal achievement as the first woman to become British Prime Minister. Her place in the history books is assured.

– First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones,

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Reading MP's tribute to Thatcher

Rob Wilson MP for Reading East said: "My condolences go to the family and friends of Baroness Thatcher, it is dreadful to hear this news.

"This is the passing of one of the huge political figures of the 20th century. She can rightfully be ranked alongside Reagan and Gorbachev internationally.

"She played an instrumental role in bringing down the Berlin Wall and defeating Communism in Eastern Europe and freeing millions of people.

"Churchill was a great and inspirational war time leader, but Mrs Thatcher was pre-eminent amongst the peace time Prime Ministers.

"She changed the terms of economic debate, rolled back the state and told the country about the harsh economic realities it faced. Some loved and admired her, others didn’t, but history will be extraordinarily kind to her as I told her on a number of occasions."

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  1. National

Tributes pour in for Thatcher

  1. National

Tributes to a 'towering figure and brilliant Prime Minister'

  1. National

Westminster mourns loss of Thatcher

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