South West Wiltshire MP attends Margaret Thatcher's funeral
By nhavergal | Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 14:35
Conservative MP for South West Wiltshire Andrew Murrison attended Baroness Margaret Thatcher's funeral at St Paul's Cathedral today.
Ahead of the funeral MP Andrew Murrison said: "Politically, the 1970s were formative years for me and I was eligible to vote for the first time in May 1979 when Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister."
"In my view, the country is hugely in her debt and it is right that we should mark her passing."
Baroness Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister from 4, May 1979 until 28, November 1990 and was the first female Prime Minister for the United Kingdom.
Margaret Thatcher passed away on Monday, 8, April 2013 after suffering long term illness and a stroke at The Ritz in London.
MP Andrew Murrison added: "I was overseas on ministerial duty when I received the news of Baroness Thatcher's death and was struck by the tributes paid to her by the people I met. Her influence extends well beyond these shores and was, and remains, a force for good."
The funeral began at 10am this morning with Baroness Thatcher's coffin making its way from Westminster to St Paul's Cathedral for the funeral service.
Andrew Murrison serves as a Conservative Member of Parliament Trowbridge, Warminster, Westbury, Mere, Tisbury and surrounding villages in south west Wiltshire.