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Betty Boothroyd
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    (October 8, 1929- )
    Labour Member of British Parliament from West Bromwich (1973-92)
    Speaker (1992-2001)
    First Woman Speaker in the 700 year history of the House of Commons (1992)
    She tried to get into the British Parliament for 15 years, finally succeeding on her fifth try (1973).
    If someone gives a long speech, she will fake a yawn.
    She has no problem admonishing members of parliament.
    She refused to wear the traditional speaker's wig.
    Her platform was 'Elect me for what I am, not for what I was born' (female).
    She lived in the U.S. in the '50s and campaigned for Kennedy.
    She was selected the 18th most influential woman in the UK, by Good Housekeeping (2000).
    She took up paragliding in her 60's.
    She is firm and fair.
    Before entering politics she made a living as a dancer.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 21 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 24 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 47 Votes: 55.32% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 35 Votes: 68.57% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 70 Votes: 58.57% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 123 Votes: 44.72% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 217 Votes: 60.37% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 291 Votes: 57.04% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 576 Votes: 58.16% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1661 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 4391 Votes: 53.68% Annoying
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