Former UK PM Thatcher returns home after hospital stay

March 9th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin  

London, Mar.9 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has returned to her London home after spending a little over a day in hospital.
Eighty-two-year-old Thatcher was pictured by television broadcasters waving from her Belgravia home in central London, having earlier left St Thomas’s hospital, where she had undergone precautionary tests.
Thatcher was taken to the south London hospital on Friday after she felt ill at a House of Lords dinner.
“She was feeling a bit faint and queasy and as she went out to get some fresh air, her legs folded up under her,” the spokesman said. “We decided it was better to be safe than sorry. She’s feeling well and is pleased to be back at home.”
Thatcher has appeared rarely in public in recent years after suffering a series of small strokes in 2002 which forced her to cancel her busy public speaking schedule.
As Britain’s first and so far only female prime minister, Thatcher was dubbed the “Iron Lady”, earning a reputation as one of the most formidable politicians of her era.
She came to power in 1979 and governed for more than 10 years before being ousted by members of her own party. She retired from the House of Commons in 1992. (ANI)

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