Finchley constituents could find themselves walking down Margaret Thatcher Road in future after an MP asked Barnet Council to rename a street after the former Prime Minister.

Finchley and Golders Green representative Mike Freer has written to Tory council leader Richard Cornelius requesting the honour for the late politician, who passed away last Monday aged 87.

Baroness Thatcher served as Finchley MP for more than 30 years from 1959, including during her three terms as Prime Minister.

Conservative MP Mr Freer said: “I would be delighted if it came about. It is not uncommon for roads or public buildings to be named after people that have served the borough.

“She has given her services to Finchley so it would be a nice gesture. It just came to me the other day and so I put the request in.

“I’m now waiting to hear back so we will have to wait and see what happens.”

Barnet already has a number of roads and buildings named after people who have contributed to the borough.

A street was renamed after former Chipping Barnet MP Sydney Chapman, and veteran Tory councillor Barbara Langstone, who’s funeral was attended by Baroness Thatcher, had a building named after her.

On the possibility of a street being named after Baroness Thatcher, council leader Richard Cornelius said: “This is something the council is keen to look into and, whilst there are no concrete plans as yet, it would be a fitting tribute to someone who served Finchley with such distinction for more than thirty years.”