Margaret Thatcher dies after stroke: Reaction as it happened

Key Points

  • Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87 following a stroke
  • She was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990, the first woman to hold the post
  • Baroness Thatcher will not have a state funeral but will be accorded the same status as Princess Diana and the Queen Mother
  • Baroness Thatcher died "peacefully" at the Ritz hotel in central London, where she had been staying since December
  • Prime Minister David Cameron called her a "great Briton", and the Queen spoke of her sadness at the death
  • The ceremony, with full military honours, will take place at London's St Paul's Cathedral