Former Conservative Party deputy chairman Lord McAlpine has died aged 71, his family has announced.
Lord McAlpine, who was previously an aide to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, died last night in Italy, his family said.
They said in a statement, "It is with great sadness that the family of Lord McAlpine announce his peaceful death last night at his home in Italy."
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