Margaret Thatcher tribute choices unveiled

An artist’s impression of how a statue of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher could look outside Grantham Museum Credit: PA

Potential memorials for the late Margaret Thatcher in her hometown of Grantham have been revealed.

Two statues show the Iran Lady with her famous handbag standing tall in centre of Grantham, while a third portrays her in a more relaxed pose sitting down.

Baroness Thatcher's statue could be neighbours with the sculpture of Sir Isaac Newton, who was educated in Grantham and brought up nearby in Woolsthorpe Manor.

Proposals for a statue in Grantham of the UK's first female prime minister, who died in April aged 87, have proved to be controversial with suggestions it might need to be on a plinth to protect it from vandals.