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Plans to underwrite £100,000 cost of Margaret Thatcher statue party to be reviewed by South Kesteven District Council

Plans to earmark £100,000 of taxpayers' money to cover the cost of unveiling a new Margaret Thatcher statue have been lambasted.

The 6.4m bronze tribute to the former Tory prime minister will stand on St Peter’s Hill Green in the centre of Grantham after positioning it in London was rejected in case it became a focal point for protests.

Towards the end of last year, South Kesteven District Council's cabinet decided to underwrite the cost of a £100,000 'party' to unveil the statue.

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