Spice Girl tweets after death of former PM
michael baggs
13:16 8th April 2013

Geri Halliwell has paid her respects to the 'first lady of Girl Power', Maragret Thatcher, following the death of the former Prime Minister.

Thatcher's death was announced by her spokesperson today, (8 April 2013), who said the Conservative politician, who led the country between 1979 and 1990, died 'peacefully' in her sleep. She was 87 years old.

Thatcher had long been cited as an inspiration for Halliwell, who took to Twitter to pay her respects to Thatcher, who she referred to as a the 'first lady of Girl Power', claiming her rise from humble beginnings to a position of power inspired her.

"Thinking of our 1st Lady of girl power, Margaret Thatcher, a green grocer's daughter who taught me any thing is possible...x" Halliwell told her online followers.

Halliwell was joined by original Sugababes star, now reformed as MKS, Siobhan Donaghy, who tweeted simply: "RIP Baroness Margaret Thatcher. Iron Lady of Britain."

Lady Thatcher died after suffering a stroke

In a statement to the BBC, the current coalition leader David Cameron paid his respects, saying: "Margaret Thatcher succeeded against all the odds. The real thing is she didn't just lead our country; she saved our country.

"I believe she will go down as the greatest British peacetime prime minister."

Thatcher will be remembered with a funeral ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral in London, with full miltary honours, and the union jack flag about 10 Downing Street is today flying half mast.