I am deeply saddened by the news of Margaret Thatcher’s passing and my thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones. Not only was she a role model for conservative women across the globe, but she was also one of the most consequential leaders of our time.

Throughout her life, the Iron Lady was a champion for free markets, freedom and individual liberty and had the courage to fight for her convictions even in the darkest of days.

Today we mourn her loss but we also remember the extraordinary legacy she left behind.