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Boothroyd, Betty

Born: 1929 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Politician


1929  - Born on the 8th of October in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England.


1746 - At the age of 17 she pursued a brief career as a dancer with the celebrated "Tiller Girl" dancers.


1973 - Became United Kingdom Member of Parliament for West Bromwich West.


        - Her political career began in earnest when she won the seat of West Bromwich at a by-election.


1975-1977 - Appointed an assistant Government Whip and she was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).


1979-1981 - Became a member of the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs.


1981-1987 - Member of the Labour Party National Executive Committee (NEC).


1983-1987 - Served in the House of Commons Commission.


1992 - First woman Speaker of the House of Commons.


       - She admitted to the Privy Council.


1993 - Served as Freeman of the City of London.


1994 - Became Chancellor of the Open University.


2001 - Wrote the memoir "Betty Boothroyd: The Autobiography".


        - Life Peerage as Baroness Boothroyd.


2005 - She was awarded the O.M. (Order of Merit) in the Queen's New Years Honors List for her services to government.



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