Baroness Thatcher statue

Baroness Thatcher statue

Speaker of the House of Commons, Michael Martin, said: "This historic commission is a very fitting way to remember Margaret Thatcher's time in the House of Commons and I am very pleased to welcome the statue joining those of the other Prime Ministers of the 20th Century in Members' Lobby."

On 21st February 2007 sculptor Antony Dufort's bronze statue of Baroness Thatcher was unveiled. Please use the links below to learn more about the statue's creation or alternatively  there is an Official booklet to mark the unveiling of the statue (PDF PDF 1.05 MB) (PDF-edited by Malcolm Hay, Curator of Works of Art, Palace of Westminster)


Baroness Thatcher is the latest 20th century Prime Minister to be represented in Members' Lobby immediately outside the House of Commons debating Chamber.

Commissioning of the statue

The bronze statue was commissioned from the sculptor Antony Dufort in 2003 by the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art, under the then chairmanship of Tony Banks MP.

Margaret Thatcher's years as Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher served three continuous terms as Prime Minister, between 1979 and 1990.

Dufort on designing and making the statue

Antony Dufort: "Creating the statue was an enormous but fascinating challenge"

Finalising and unveiling

A choice from a series of three small preliminary maquettes presented by the sculptor, was made as the 'design option' for the half-size 'working maquette'

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