Reading West MP Alok Sharma said: “My deepest condolences to Baroness Thatcher’s family on this very sad news. She was a transformational leader and one of the great Prime Ministers of the 20th Century.
“Baroness Thatcher was a conviction politician who showed great courage and fortitude throughout her premiership and won respect across the political spectrum and the wider world, transforming politics both in the UK and abroad."
Preparations for Baroness Thatcher's ceremonial funeral are under way as MPs began planning tributes to her in Parliament.
The funeral of former prime minister Baroness Thatcher will be held on Wednesday April 17, David Cameron said
Former premier Baroness Thatcher has died at the age of 87 following a stroke, her family announced.