Labour members refused to take part in tribute for Thatcher in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 14:34 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:34 16 April 2013

Margaret Thatcher at Brocket Hall

Margaret Thatcher at Brocket Hall


MEMBERS of the Labour Party chose not to be involved in a minute’s silence held for Baroness Thatcher last night (Monday).

Mayor Helen Bromley announced the minute’s silence to pay respect to the late Prime Minister at a full council meeting in Welwyn Garden City.

All but two of the Labour Party, including group leader Kieran Thorpe, stayed out of the chamber until the minute was over.

Cllr Thorpe said: “This was not a protest, criticism or attempt to disrupt the tribute, and I think it was entirely correct of the mayor to hold the minute’s silence for those who wanted to take part.”

Council leader John Dean, Conservative, said he was grateful for them stepping out rather than staying in the room and not take part.

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