On this day in 2013 Lady Thatcher passed away at the age of 87. Not only was she the United Kingdom's first female Prime Minister, she was also without doubt the United Kingdom's best Prime Minister of the Twentieth Century.
Margaret Thatcher won three successive general elections, and is rightly celebrated for pursuing free-market economic policies which thoroughly discredited socialism and transformed Britain's economic performance.
Lady Thatcher left behind a coherent and correct set of ideas about the role of the state, encompassing privatisation, deregulation, small government, lower taxes and free trade.
Alongside her friend Ronald Reagan, she is regarded as one of the two great architects of the West’s victory in the Cold War.
Lady Margaret Thatcher was Conservative Way Forward’s founding President, and we are proud to continue to defend and build upon her achievements, and to adapt her values to British life today.