As it happened: Parliament pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher

Key points

  • David Cameron says she made "Britain great again" and was very kind to him personally.
  • But Labour leader says Lady Thatcher made the wrong decision on subjects including apartheid.
  • Nick Clegg says it is fair to shun Thatcherism while respecting Lady Thatcher.
  • Many Labour MPs decline to attend the debate.
  • The event lasted for more than six hours
  • Sir Mark Thatcher says his mother had a "long and full life".

Live text


  • Gavin Stamp 
  • Chris Davies 
  • Justin Parkinson 
  • Brian Wheeler 

Last updated 13 April 2013

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