Following the news of Baroness Thatcher’s death this morning Greg Barker, Conservative MP for Bexhill and Battle, said:
“I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Margaret Thatcher. Lady Thatcher was the greatest peacetime Prime Minister of modern times.
"Determined and always robust and, while she had many opponents, I believe she was a giant force for good and history will judge her as such.
"My condolences go to her family at this time.”
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.