Lord Howe dies at his south Warwickshire home

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Lord Howe, who served as chancellor for four years under Margaret Thatcher, died on Friday night.

His resignation speech in 1990 is widely seen as a central factor in Lady Thatcher’s downfall as prime minister.

David Cameron led tributes, saying: “The Conservative family has lost one of its greats.”

The former MP for the East Surrey, Reigate and Bebington constituencies played a vital role in turning the fortunes of our country around” as chancellor, the prime minister added.