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Boothroyd, Betty

Born: 1929 AD
Currently alive, at 87 years of age.
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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.