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Margaret Thatcher: Iron Lady loathed and loved in Wales

Margaret Thatcher was a controversial figure who fiercely divided public opinion in Wales through events such as the Falklands War and the miners' strike.

The creation of the Welsh television channel S4C was said to have been the result of a rare U-turn.

She was once pelted with eggs in Porthcawl but the voters of the south Wales town returned the only Conservative MP in their history to support the Iron Lady.

Margaret Thatcher led the Conservatives to their best-ever election result in Wales and transformed the country along the way.

BBC Welsh affairs editor Vaughan Roderick reports.

  • 08 Apr 2013
  • From the section Wales
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