Former CSP president Baroness Boothroyd was 'trailblazing'

CSP has expressed gratitude for the service of our former president Betty Boothroyd, who passed away this week at the age of 93.

Portrait of Betty Boothroyd

Baroness Boothroyd  made history by becoming the first female speaker of the House of Commons, a role she serving from 1992 to 2000, before she went on to become a baroness  in the House of Lords in 2001.

During her tenure as speaker of the House of Commons, she also served as president of the CSP for four years.

Commenting on her passing, Ishmael Beckford, CSP chair of council, said: 'It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Baroness Betty Boothroyd.

In addition to serving as an MP and speaker of the House, Baroness Boothroyd acted as president of the CSP from 1996-2000.

'We at the CSP are grateful for her service and send our deepest condolences to those that loved her. Baroness Boothroyd was a trailblazing woman who set the standard with the class, empathy and compassion that she displayed in all her roles.’

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