South Kesteven District Council leader Linda Neal attends Baroness Thatcher’s funeral

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A council leader who attended Baroness Thatcher’s funeral has described the service as “moving”.

South Kesteven District Council leader Coun Linda Neal (Con) was invited to the funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral in London today (Wednesday).

She was there to represent Grantham, the place of Baroness Thatcher’s birth and the council’s base.

Coun Neal said: “We arrived just before 9am and took some time to stand on the steps and look down on the people in the streets and there was an incredible hush - an eery silence.”

Coun Neal was sat towards the back of the choir during the service, near to the choir.

She added: “When the choir broke into song it was absolutely beautiful.”

“It was a very traditional service which Margaret Thatcher prepared herself. It was very appropriate and quite moving.”