Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died

Margaret Thatcher suffered ill health during her later years.
Margaret Thatcher suffered ill health during her later years.
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Former Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher has died.

Her spokesman, Lord Bell, announced that Baroness Thatcher died this morning, aged 87, following a stroke.

Baroness Thatcher was the first woman Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990.

She opened Dewsbury and District Hospital in 1990 and visited Dewsbury Town Hall in spring 1987.

Lord Bell said: “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.”

Do you remember Baroness Thatcher’s visits? Contact Lindsay Pantry on 01924 487136 or email dewsburyeditorial@ywng.co.uk