Heseltine confirms he is attending Thatcher's funeral

Margaret Thatcher and Michael Heseltine in 1983. Credit: PA Archive

Lord Heseltine's office has confirmed to ITV News that he is attending Baroness Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday.

The former Labour leader Lord Kinnock is already attending the funeral of a councillor in his former Welsh constituency of Islwyn who was a close personal friend.

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Thatcher's coffin in Parliament

The body of Baroness Thatcher is in a chapel inside the Houses of Parliament, where a service was held for MPs, peers and parliamentary staff. Her funeral takes place today.