North West Conservative MEP Jacqueline Foster attended yesterday's funeral for Lady Thatcher - Britain's most successful post war Prime Minister. Jacqueline was among more than 2,000 mourners who came to St Paul's Cathedral to pay their respects, following the death of Lady Thatcher on 8th April.
Following the service, Jacqueline said: "It was a great honour to attend the service at St Pauls and, afterwards, at the Guildhall. I knew Lady Thatcher and admired her, as a person and as a politician, and yesterday was a fitting tribute to all she achieved for our country.
"This was particularly poignant due to the involvement of our Armed Forces, including many Falklands veterans, who played such a leading role and, of course, the attendance of Her Majesty and Prince Philip.
"Along with many friends from the North West and colleagues from across the Party, it was a privilege to be part of this remarkable and moving occasion.
"None of us who walked through London yesterday could fail to have been moved by the genuine and heartfelt sympathies and support of the crowds who lined the route.
"It was a great send off for our remarkable 'Maggie'."