Miliband: Thatcher was 'unique and towering'

Labour leader Ed Miliband described Margaret Thatcher as a "unique and towering figure" who "defined her age" during a warm tribute in the House of Commons. Speaking in front of busy, but not packed, Labour benches he said:

"Whatever your view of her, Margaret Thatcher was a unique and towering figure.

"I disagreed with much of what she did but I respect what her death means for many, many people who admired her and I honour her personal achievements.

"Today we also remember a prime minister who defined her age."

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Cameron leads Thatcher tributes

In the Commons, recalled in special session to mark Thatcher's death, David Cameron led the tributes from MPs to "an extraordinary leader and an extraordinary woman".