Anna Soubry MP on the late Baroness Thatcher

Broxtowe MP, Anna Soubry, has spoken in memory of former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher, following her death today from a stroke at the age of 87.

Speaking of Margaret Thatcher’s legacy, Anna said:

“Margaret Thatcher was the first woman to lead a British political party, and the first woman Prime Minister – two outstanding achievements in their own right. But she was more than that. Margaret Thatcher was the longest serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century  and during her time she restored our economy, her legacy leaving Britain far better off in 1997 than we had been when she was first elected in 1979. Margaret Thatcher showed great courage and determination when she refused to give in to the Trade Unions,  defended the Falkland Islands when they were invaded and under her premiership  Britain became a leading political and economic force in the world. She will be missed.”