PM sends Thatcher 'get well' tweet

The Prime Minister yesterday wished Margaret Thatcher a "speedy recovery" as she recuperated after undergoing surgery to remove a growth from her bladder. Baroness Thatcher is expected to spend Christmas recuperating in hospital following the "minimally invasive" procedure to remove the lump.

The 87-year-old former prime minister was admitted to hospital on Thursday after suffering stomach pains and is expected to be kept in for several days following the procedure. David Cameron tweeted his message of support via the official No 10 account.

Lady Thatcher's former political adviser Lord Bell yesterday said she was doing "absolutely fine". "She's very tough. The doctors are perfectly happy. They say the operation has been completely satisfactory."