Norfolk peer stars in tribute to Thatcher

Baroness Shephard

Baroness Shephard - Credit: Archant

Norfolk peer Baroness Shephard appeared in a celebratory film about Margaret Thatcher which kicked off the Conservative party conference in Manchester yesterday.

The former MP was among leading Conservative politicians past and present, who featured in the 10 minute video, called Our Maggie.

On the weekend Baroness Thatcher's ashes were buried, Mr Cameron said the former premier's greatest legacy had been to 'save our country'. Delegates all joined in a prolonged standing ovation when the film concluded. It touched on key Thatcherite policies of encouraging home ownership, privatisation and the 'export of freedom' in the choice to stand against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. In the film, Baroness Shephard said Lady Thatcher 'embodied strong Conservative values', adding later: 'It is a matter of continuing pride to me that it was the Conservative Party that had the first woman leader and the only party so far that has had a woman prime minister.'

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