Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87, her family has announced. Thatcher was Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was Britain’s first female prime minister, serving three consecutive terms in office from 1979 to 1990 and was one of the dominant political figures of the 20th century in Britain. Thatcher held a life peerage as Baroness Thatcher, of Kesteven in the County of Lincolnshire, which entitled her to sit in the House of Lords.
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