MP condemns calls for ‘street parties’ to mark death of Baroness Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher signing books while on a visit to Grantham in 1993.
Margaret Thatcher signing books while on a visit to Grantham in 1993.
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A CONSERVATIVE MP has spoken out against internet comments calling for celebrations to mark the death of Margaret Thatcher.

MP Louise Mensch took to Twitter to call for the Labour Party to distance themselves from remarks made on social networking sites - only to receive more comments herself.

The MP said: “Hi there, @UKLabour! can you disassociate yourselves from (a Facebook user) who’s just invited me to party when Lady Thatcher dies?”

She then called for the Labour party to expel anyone who “celebrates the death of this vulnerable lady”.

The MP then began retweeting messages aimed directly to her which supported celebrations to mark the death of the Grantham-born Prime Minister.

One said there is going to be “the mother of all parties when Margaret Thatcher dies”, while another said “when she dies there will be so many parties you won’t need an invite”.

A Labour spokesman responded: “Language like this has no place on politics or civilised society. No one should be wanting to celebrate the death of anyone.”