Sad news has just come in that former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher (Baroness Thatcher) has passed away today after suffering a stroke.
At this time we do not have any further information and Buckingham Palace has only issued the following comment:
The Queen was sad to hear the news of the death of Baroness Thatcher. HM will be sending a private message of sympathy to the family
Baroness Thatcher was in office between the 4th of May 1979 and the 28th of November 1990. Today she still holds the record for the longest serving United Kingdom Prime Minister and the first ever female to hold office. Due to her strong political stance and manner of leadership she had been dubbed the ‘Iron Lady’.
She was 87.
We send our deepest sympathies to her family.