Camden Tories call for council to hold a minute’s silence in memory of Margaret Thatcher
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Camden Conservatives will today lodge a formal request for a minute’s silence in memory of Margaret Thatcher at a full meeting of Camden Council on Monday.
The Conservative group on Camden Council believe the scheduled meeting of all councillors is an appropriate setting to remember Britain’s first and only female prime minister.
They will lodge a request with the Mayor of Camden’s office today.
Councillor Gio Spinella, who represents Frognal and Fitzjohn’s ward, said: “She was the first woman prime minister and to date she has been the only woman leader of the major political parties.
“Regardless of any other political considerations, the first woman prime minister of Great Britain has died, the only woman prime minster of Great Britain has passed away.
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“The importance of that, if nothing else, means there should be a respectful acknowledgement of her passing.”
The decision on whether a minute’s silence will be observed will be taken by the Mayor of Camden’s office.
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But Camden Labour sources said there was no precedent for honouring former prime ministers or any politician who does not have a connection to the borough - such as having previously served as a Camden councillor.
Other former prime ministers such as Howard Wilson and James Callaghan are not believed to have been honoured in this way in Camden.
Labour Councillor Mike Katz, who represents Kilburn, said: “This is a decision for the mayor’s office and I’m sure she’ll take any requests into consideration.”