Thatcher: UK's divisive leader

Margaret Thatcher was prime minister for 11 years, and she was as decisive with her policies as she was divisive with her people.

View all 27 updates ›

Thatcher the conviction politician who changed Britain

More than 30 years ago Margaret Thatcher stepped into 10 Downing Street as the Prime Minister for the first time - the only woman to do so.

Today the long chapter marked 'Thatcher' in the political history of Britain closed with her death at the age of 87.

Her place in that history was recognised by the warmth of some tributes and also by the vitriol of others.

ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby reports on the life of a conviction politician who changed the way Britain worked.

More on this story