Thatcher Commons tributes give 'compelling testimony'

Concluding the contributions, Leader of the House of Commons Andrew Lansley said:

The tributes to Margaret Thatcher in this House give a compelling testimony to her remarkable character and achievements.

She was a radical, she was a reformer and her achievements were the result of turning that conviction into a determination to achieve change.

It was clear from so many contributions on this side of the House that we understand that she steered this country out of decline and hopelessness from being the sick man of Europe to international respect, to admiration then even to be emulated. She transformed this country.

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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".