Friday, April 18, 2008

Gwyneth Dunwoody

I heard this morning that sadly Gweneth has died.

The longest serving Woman Labour MP.

A feisty independently minded MP who really came into her own during the Blair Government.She was a great constituency MP. I wasn't a big fan when I first knew her as she was more right wing in those days and I was very left!
But she grew on one!

She was an excellent Chair of the Transport Select Committee and it was to the back benchers that she managed to keep that post when Blair tried his coup in 2001. The Government needed to have a strong Chair in a Select Committee (they might not have agreed!)

A Parliamentarian with an independent mind and spirited...She will be missed.

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