Grantham to be represented at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral by leader of SKDC

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Leader of South Kesteven District Council Linda Neal will attend the funeral of Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday, as a representative of Grantham.

The Conservative councillor will attend the service at St Paul’s Cathedral, alongside world leaders, Royals, politicians and celebrities.

Coun Neal said: “I am honoured to be able to represent people from Grantham and throughout South Kesteven as the nation says farewell to the woman who was born and educated in our town before going on to become the country’s first and only female Prime Minister.”

More than 2,000 people are expected to attend the service, which will be held following a military-led procession through the streets of central London.

As a tribute to Baroness Thatcher, SKDC will mark her funeral by unveiling a personlised rose, named ‘Grantham’s Thatcher Rose’.

Coun Neal said: “This rose, with a pink flower, is unique to Grantham and will be positioned in the civic area at the Guildhall next to the book of condolences. In due course it will be replanted in Wyndham Park.”