Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died following a stroke, her spokesman Lord Bell says. Baroness Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990, the first woman to hold the post.
Her legacy had a profound effect upon the policies of her successors, both Conservative and Labour. Her detractors saw her as the personification of an uncaring new philosophy known as Thatcherism.
Meanwhile, her supporters believe she transformed the nation – attempting to release the grip of the state. She was known as the Iron Lady – a title bestowed upon her by her enemies in Moscow