The effect of the policies developed by Margaret Thatcher were perhaps felt hardest in the coalfields of northern Britain.
When she came to power in 1979 there were still nearly 300,000 miners. Margaret Thatcher had seen the power of their union humble Edward Heath, the previous Conservative prime minister.
But cutting jobs left mining communities with a bitterness towards Lady Thatcher that endures to this day.
Geraint Vincent reports from Orgreave, South Yorkshire, where one of the most bitter battles took place:
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Margaret Thatcher's hardline approach probably intensified the Northern Irish troubles in the early 1980s but later helped to end them.
Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister for 11 years, as decisive with her policies as she was divisive with her people.