My desire to get here [Parliament] was like miners’ coal dust, it was under my fingers and I couldn’t scrub it out.
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|Birth:||8th October, 1929|
Betty Boothroyd is a British politician, who served as Member of Parliament for West Bromwich and West Bromwich West from 1973 to 2000, initially for the Labour Party and, from 1992 to 2000, as Speaker of the House of Commons. She was the first, and to date only, female Speaker.
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