Reaction to the passing of Baroness Thatcher

David Cameron MP, Prime Minister, said:

It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Lady Thatcher. We have lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister and a great Briton.
She didn't just lead our country; she saved our country.
Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Opposition, said:
I send my deep condolences to Lady Thatcher's family, in particular Mark and Carol Thatcher.
She will be remembered as a unique figure. She reshaped the politics of a whole generation. She was Britain's first woman Prime Minister. She moved the centre ground of British politics and was a huge figure on the world stage.
The Labour Party disagreed with much of what she did and she will always remain a controversial figure. But we can disagree and also greatly respect her political achievements and her personal strength.
She also defined the politics of the 1980s. David Cameron, Nick Clegg and I all grew up in a politics shaped by Lady Thatcher. We took different paths but with her as the crucial figure of that era.
She coped with her final, difficult years with dignity and courage. Critics and supporters will remember her in her prime.
Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister, said:
Margaret Thatcher was one of the defining figures in modern British politics.
Whatever side of the political debate you stand on, no one can deny that as Prime Minister she left a unique and lasting imprint on the country she served.
She may have divided opinion during her time in politics but everyone will be united today in acknowledging the strength of her personality and the radicalism of her politics.
My thoughts are with her family and friends.