Thatcher statue plan for Parliament Square rejected
Westminster Council unanimously voted to block the proposal
Plans for a statue of Margaret Thatcher to be erected opposite Parliament have been rejected.
A meeting of Westminster Council’s planning committee unanimously rejected the statue, which was to be placed in Parliament Square.
The one and a half-times life-size statue was to feature Baroness Thatcher dressed in her peers’ robes.
But councillors agreed that this did not reflect her importance in history as a Prime Minister.
The meeting also agreed that the statue should first receive approval from the Thatcher family before going ahead.