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Mark Thatcher: Support will help us in days ahead

Mark Thatcher said he and his family had been "overwhelmed" by the response to his mother's death.

Mark Thatcher has expressed thanks for the "warm" messages of support received in the wake of his mother's death.

He said: "These messages often convey personal stories and vignettes of part of the journey of my mother’s life and we are all enormously grateful for the warmth that these messages of convey and they will be a source of encouragement and strength as we face the inevitable days ahead.

"And for that I am most grateful."

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Mark Thatcher: It is without doubt a very sad moment

Mark Thatcher has paid tribute to his mother and expressed thanks for the messages of support.

My mother was blessed with a long life and a very full one.

However the inevitability or the inevitable conclusion may appear of the recent illness that she suffered, it is no easier for us to bear in what is without doubt a very sad moment.

We have quite simply been overwhelmed by messages of support, condolence of every type from far and wide and I know that my mother would be pleased they have come from people of all walks of life.

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Caroline Lucas: Thatcher 'caused such misery'

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas said she would prefer to spend time in Brighton than pay tribute to Baroness Thatcher.

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I pay respects to #Thatcher as someone who’s died but prefer to give time to ppl of #Brighton than pay tribute to one who caused such misery

The Labour MP for Rotherham Sarah Champion said Thatcherism "tried to destroy our town".

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I'm not in Parliament today as I my time is better spent helping #Rotherham. Thatcherism tried to destroy our town & community, they failed!

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