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The Baroness Boothroyd

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Speaker of the House of Commons
In office
27 April 1992 – 23 October 2000
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister John Major
Tony Blair
Preceded by Bernard Weatherill
Succeeded by Michael Martin
Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
11 June 1987 – 27 April 1992
Speaker Bernard Weatherill
Preceded by Paul Dean
Succeeded by Janet Fookes
Member of Parliament
for West Bromwich West
In office
28 February 1974 – 23 October 2000
Preceded by Constituency created
Succeeded by Adrian Bailey
Member of Parliament
for West Bromwich
In office
24 May 1973 – 28 February 1974
Preceded by Maurice Foley
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born 8 October 1929 (1929-10-08) (age 92)
Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Crossbencher 2001 onwards
Other political
None 1992–2000
Labour Until 1992

Betty Boothroyd, Baroness Boothroyd OM PC (born 8 October 1929) is a British politician. She served as a Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for West Bromwich and West Bromwich West from 1973 to 1992.

From 1992 to 2000, she served as Speaker of the House of Commons. She was the first, and to date only, female Speaker of the House of Commons. She sits, by tradition, as a Crossbench peer in the House of Lords.

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