The Daily Telegraph, which published a 68-page tribute issue on the Saturday following her death, sold more than 4,000 copies more than it did the previous month.
The Times, which was acquired by News International in 1981 during Thatcher’s reign, thanks many believe, in no small part to the close relationship between proprietor Rupert Murdoch and the Prime Minister, sold 3,000 more copies than it did in March. Its tabloid stablemate, The Sun, was up by 2,350 copies.
The left leaning Guardian, which spent much of the eighties railing against Thatcher’s policies and led news of her death with the headline "She became harder than hard", reported more than 2,200 sales from March to 196,004. On the day after Thatcher's death, the paper reports it sold 33,000 – or 20% – more copies than its Monday-to-Friday average for April.
Evgeny Lebedev's i was up 0.51% month on month, to 304,287, and its sister paper, the Independent, also saw sales lift marginally to 75,603.
Not everypaper reported a lift in April, with the mid market Daily Mail which positioned Thatcher as "the woman who saved Britain", losing 18,000 average daily sales to 1,803,327.
In a welcome change to falling trends, five Sunday national newspapers also managed monthly sales gains in April: The Sunday People, the Sunday Mirror, the Mail on Sunday, The Observer and the Independent on Sunday.
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