Betty Boothroyd

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The Baroness Boothroyd

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Speaker of the House of Commons
In office
27 April 1992 – 23 October 2000
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterJohn Major
Tony Blair
Preceded byBernard Weatherill
Succeeded byMichael Martin
Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
11 June 1987 – 27 April 1992
SpeakerBernard Weatherill
Preceded byPaul Dean
Succeeded byJanet Fookes
Member of Parliament
for West Bromwich West
In office
28 February 1974 – 23 October 2000
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byAdrian Bailey
Member of Parliament
for West Bromwich
In office
24 May 1973 – 28 February 1974
Preceded byMaurice Foley
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born (1929-10-08) 8 October 1929 (age 90)
Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England
Political partyCrossbencher 2001 onwards
Other political
None 1992–2000
Labour Until 1992

Betty Boothroyd, Baroness Boothroyd OM PC (born 8 October 1929) is a British politician. She served as a Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for West Bromwich and West Bromwich West from 1973 to 1992.

From 1992 to 2000, she served as Speaker of the House of Commons. She was the first, and to date only, female Speaker of the House of Commons.[1] She sits, by tradition, as a Crossbench peer in the House of Lords.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Betty Boothroyd: To Parliament and beyond". BBC Online. 24 October 2001. Retrieved 21 January 2009.

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