MP: ‘Moving’ send-off for Baroness Thatcher

The coffin bearing the body of Baroness Thatcher arrives at St Paul's Cathedral, central London for her funeral service. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
The coffin bearing the body of Baroness Thatcher arrives at St Paul's Cathedral, central London for her funeral service. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

An MP says he was moved more than he had expected to be at the funeral of Baroness Thatcher.

The former Prime Minister, who died last week, received a ceremonial funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral in London today (Wednesday, April 17).

Wellingborough and Rushden MP Peter Bone said pictures beamed inside the cathedral of crowds clapping had been very affecting for those inside.

“It was extremely moving,” he said.

“I didn’t expect to feel the way I did. There were definitely a few tears shed in the congregation.

“There were a lot of hardened politicians who were moved by it, like Tony Blair.

“It was just a very simply service. When we sang I Vow to Thee, at that very moment, the sun came down and the dome lit up Mrs Thatcher’s coffin.

“You thought ‘Yes, there’s someone upstairs trying to say something’.”