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Barbara Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn PC, GCOT (6 October 1910 – 3 May 2002) was a British left-wing politician. She was born as Barbara Anne Betts in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and brought up in Pontefract and Bradford, Yorkshire. She adopted her family's politics, joining the Labour Party. She was MP for Blackburn from 1945-1979. She was Minister of Transport from 23 December 1965 – 6 April 1968. She died in Chiltern, Buckinghamshire.