Friday, 12 April 2013

Stephen Metcalfe MP calls on Government to pay lasting tribute to Margaret Thatcher

Stephen Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, yesterday tabled a Parliamentary motion recognising Baroness Thatcher’s huge and positive impact on our country and calling on the Government to create an enduring testament to her contribution to the world.
The motion states: “That this House notes the sad news that Baroness Thatcher died following a stroke; recognises that she changed not only the face of politics but the face of a nation, through her dedication, commitment, energy and determination; that she secured a successful future for this country that many at the time thought unthinkable, and that her enduring legacy will be to leave a nation in a better state than she found it and calls upon the Government to commemorate Baroness Thatcher’s colossal achievements by renaming one of our International Airports, Thatcher International Airport as an enduring testament to her contribution to the world.”
Stephen Metcalfe said: “In light of Margaret Thatcher’s enormous contribution to our country I think it is entirely right and proper that we find some enduring way of recognising her incredible dedication and fortitude in the face of adversity. She was a conviction politician who put the Great back into Great Britain and we should never forget the personal commitment she made to putting our country back on track.”
“I hope the Government will pick up on this idea and create the lasting memorial Margret Thatcher deserves.”