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Councillors vote to review plans for £100k unveiling of Thatcher statue in Grantham

Decision to underwrite funding of event revived debate over wisdom of erecting statue in ex-PM’s home town

Councillors in Margaret Thatcher’s home town have voted for plans to underwrite a £100,000 unveiling ceremony for a statue of the former prime minister to be reviewed.

South Kesteven district council’s cabinet had previously agreed to allocate funding for the event, due to be held in Grantham, Lincolnshire, this year, in the anticipation that they would be able to recoup the money in donations.

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