Margaret Thatcher: One of politics most divisive figures

Baroness Thatcher, Britain's first and only woman Prime Minister died this morning at the age of 87.

In a statement released on behalf of her children Mark and Carol. She died peacefully, they said, after she suffered a stroke.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship on the life of one of politics most divisive figures:

As Margaret Thatcher, she led the Conservative Party for fifteen years. She was prime minister for eleven of those - longer than any other twentieth century leader.

Read: Margaret Thatcher - as decisive with her policies as she was divisive with her people

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Margaret Thatcher funeral

Lady Thatcher's funeral will take place next Wednesday, David Cameron has announced. It will be a ceremonial funeral with full military honours. Her body was removed from The Ritz hotel overnight.