Tributes from Parliament to Lady Thatcher
Parliament was reconvened for MPs and peers to pay their respects to Lady Thatcher. Watch the opening statements from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
Lady Thatcher’s funeral
Baroness Thatcher’s received a ceremonial funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday 17 April. Her coffin first passed streets lined by mourners and the military.
More than 2,000 dignitaries attended the service. Prime Minister David Cameron gave a reading and said the funeral was a “fitting tribute” to a major figure.
Prime Minister’s statements on the death of Lady Thatcher
Following her death on 8 April 2013, David Cameron paid tribute to Lady Thatcher. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, he said:
“Today we lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister, and a great Briton. Margaret Thatcher didn’t just lead our country; she saved our country. And we should never forget that the odds were stacked against her. She was the shopkeeper’s daughter from Grantham who made it all the way to the highest office in the land.”
He also paid tribute to her patriotism:
“Margaret Thatcher loved this country and she served it with all she had. For that, she has her well-earned place in history and the enduring respect and gratitude of the British people.”
Leaders around the world have also paid tribute to former UK Lady Thatcher. Read their tributes
Lady Thatcher at 10 Downing Street