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Poll: Should the Margaret Thatcher statue remain in St Peter's Hill in Grantham now it has been installed?

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Margaret Thatcher returned to the top of the news agenda as a controversial statue to the former prime minister was installed in her home town.

The £300,000 bronze work now stands atop a plinth near to Grantham Museum in St Peter's Hill in Grantham.

Within hours of it being put in place on May 15 it had already been egged.

The Margaret Thatcher statue has been installed in St Peter's Hill, Grantham. (56672241)
The Margaret Thatcher statue has been installed in St Peter's Hill, Grantham. (56672241)

But is this setting - between Grantham's famous sons of Sir Isaac Newton and 19th Century politician Frederick Tollmarche - the right home for the 10.5ft statue?

Some people have already called for it be rehoused in the town museum, only a stone's throw away, where Thatcher's social and economic legacy can be set into context.

But we want to know what our readers think. Now the statue is in place is that the right home for it? Vote below in our poll, with the results announced later in the week.

Margaret Thatcher (nee Roberts) was born in 1925 and raised in Grantham and attended Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School, before gaining a scholarship to study at Oxford University. Her father Alfred, a grocer, was Mayor from 1945 to 1946. She became the leader of the Conservative party in 1975 and was Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. She entered the House of Lords in 1992.

She died in April 2013.

We welcome readers' letters on the debate around the statue. Send them to comment@granthamjournal.co.uk with Reader Letter in the subject line.

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