2:36pm Monday 8th April 2013
By Rebecca Cain
AYLESBURY MP David Lidington has paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher who died this morning.
She was the UK’s first female Prime Minister who served from 1979 to 1990.
The Conservative politician died peacefully this morning following a stroke, aged 87.
Conservative MP David Lidington said: “Margaret Thatcher was an inspiring leader. Everything she did as Prime Minister sprang from her unshakeable belief in Britain and her passionate drive to improve the security and prosperity of the British people.
“The simple fact of becoming Britain’s first woman Prime Minister would justify her place in history. I am sure that in years to come, historians will debate, as with every political leader, the balance of success and misjudgement.
"For my part, I believe that her political courage, energy and unflagging determination rescued our country from what seemed like inexorable decline. “
He said Baroness Thatcher also loved Chequers, which is near Ellesborough and the country residence of the Prime Minister.
Mr Lidington added: “She treasured her weekends in the Buckinghamshire countryside.
“Although the paperwork and the phone calls still followed her, Chequers provided at least some respite from the pressures of Number 10 and the House of Commons.”
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