Artwork - Baroness Boothroyd

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  • Title: Baroness Boothroyd
  • Artist: Jane Bond
  • Date: 1999--
  • Medium: Oil painting
  • Categories: Portraits
  • Catalogue number: WOA 5445
  • Description: Jane Bond studied at St Martins School of Art, City and Guilds School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. Amongst her many portrait commissions are paintings of Lord Ron Dearing CB and The Rt. Hon Baroness Perry of Southwalk. This portrait of The Rt.Hon. Betty Boothroyd was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition in May 2000.

    The Rt. Hon. Betty Boothroyd was Britain\'s first female Speaker of the House of Commons from1992-2000. Joining the Labour League of youth at the age of sixteen, and a member of the National consultative Committee by 1945, she then became personal/political assistant to Barbara Castle in 1956-58. In 1973 Boothroyd became MP for West Bromwich and in 1975 MP for West Bromwich West until 2000 and raised to peerage in 2001 to become Baroness Boothroyd of Sandwell in the county of the West Midlands

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