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Betty Boothroyd: First female speaker of the House of Commons dies aged 93


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The first female Speaker of the House of Commons Betty Boothroyd has died aged 93.

She served as Speaker from 1992 to 2000, before going on to become a baroness in the House of Lords from 2001.

The current Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle described her as "an inspirational woman" who was known for her "no-nonsense style".

She was the Labour MP for West Bromwich West from 1973 to 2000.

There will be a one minute silence held in Parliament on Monday, and MPs will get the chance to pay formal tributes on Tuesday.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-64786680

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