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Betty Boothroyd

Born: 8-Oct-1929
Birthplace: Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Politician

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Speaker of the House of Commons, 1992-2000

Father: Archibald Boothroyd
Mother: Mary

    University: Dewsbury College of Commerce and Art
    Administrator: Chancellor, Open University (1994-2006)

    UK Speaker of the House of Commons (1992-2000)
    UK Official Deputy Speaker, House of Commons (1987-92)
    Member of the European Parliament (1975-77)
    UK Member of Parliament for West Bromwich West (1973-2000)
    UK City Council Hammersmith Borough Council (1965-68)
    Congressional Staff Legislative Asst. to Silvio O. Conte (1960-62)
    Labour Party (UK) National Executive Committee (1981-87)
    Life Peerage 2001 as Baroness Boothroyd
    Order of Merit 2005

Author of books:
Betty Boothroyd: The Autobiography (2001, memoir)

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