PM: Thoughts are with Lord McAlpine's family

David Cameron has paid tribute to Lord McAlpine who has died at the age of 71.

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My thoughts are with Lord McAlpine's family - he was a dedicated supporter of Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative party.

The former Conservative Party deputy chairman died last night in Italy, his family confirmed.

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Former Tory deputy chairman Lord McAlpine dies

Former Conservative Party deputy chairman Lord McAlpine has died aged 71, his family has announced.