Margaret Thatcher statue to be proposed for Grantham...by LABOUR!

Margaret Thatcher.
Margaret Thatcher.
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A proposal is to be put before South Kesteven District Council that Grantham build a statue to Margaret Thatcher.

But those proposing the idea are not the majority Conservative group but Labour councillors.

Labour district councillor Charmaine Morgan says the left is proposing the statue as a way of boosting tourism revenues for Grantham.

Coun Morgan is calling on Conservatives to back the move at tomorrow’s full council meeting in St Peter’s Hill, Grantham.

In her Journal column Coun Morgan writes: “To offer hope to local people the Labour Group will propose a range of initiatives to encourage tourists into Grantham. This includes a new craft centre located in the heart of town.

We also propose an exhibit and statue/bust of Lady Thatcher.

“Contrary to some rumours, despite our personal strength of feeling about her, we feel the controversy and outside interest around Lady Thatcher provides an opportunity to attract international tourists to our town, who spent £11bn in our region last year.

This cannot be ignored.

“A secure location such as The George Centre or museum is recommended. It is now up to the Conservatives to join us and support these proposals.”

The meeting will be held tomorrow at 2pm.

READ COUNCILLOR MORGAN’S FULL COLUMN IN TOMORROW’S GRANTHAM JOURNAL.