Notts County Council leaders pay tribute to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Notts County Council leaders have this afternoon (Monday) paid tribute to Baroness Margaret Thatcher, who has died aged 87.

The former Prime Minister passed away from a stroke this morning.

Notts County Council leader coun Kay Cutts said: “I am deeply shocked and saddedned at the news of the death of Baroness Thatcher.”

“Her story is truly inspirational with her going from being the daughter of a Grantham grocer to being the longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th Century.”

“While it remains a time of sadness, I would like to think the nation will celebrate the life of a remarkable lady.”

“I hope that Britain’s first and only woman Prime Minister is also given the honour of a full state funeral at Westminster Abbey.”

Leader of the opposition, coun Alan Rhodes said: “She was iconic figure in British politics and made a huge impact on people’s lives, whether for good or bad.”

“My thoughts are with her family and friends.”