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Former Dartford candidate Margaret Thatcher dies

PUBLISHED: 12:58 08 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:07 08 April 2013

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87. Picture: PA

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87. Picture: PA

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Britain’s first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke.

Baroness Thatcher, who twice stood as a Conservative candidate in the Dartford seat in the early 1950s and lost, was 87.

She met her husband Denis in a dance hall in Dartford shortly after being formally confirmed as Conservative candidate for Dartford in 1951.

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