MP Theresa May has spoken of her sadness following the death of the former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher.
The Home Secretary said: "My thoughts are with her family at this time.
"Margaret Thatcher was one of the giants of the 20th century and one of our greatest Prime Ministers.
"As the first woman to reach that office, she remains an inspiration to millions of women of all political persuasions. Her considerable legacy continues to shape British politics to this day."
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