Quotes by Barbara Castle

About Barbara Castle:

Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn was a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Blackburn from 1945 to 1979, making her the longest-serving female MP in the history of the House of Commons, until that record was broken in 2007 by Gwyneth Dunwoody. She later became the Member of the European Parliament for Greater Manchester from 1979 to 1989. One of the most significant Labour Party politicians of the 20th century, she served in the Cabinet under Prime Minister Harold Wilson in a number of roles, including as Secretary of State for Employment, Secretary of State for Social Services, and First Secretary of State.

Author Bio

  • NameBarbara Castle
  • DescriptionBritish politician
  • AliasesBarbara Castle; Barbara Anne Castle; Barbara Anne Betts
  • BornOctober 6, 1910
  • DiedMay 3, 2002
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionPolitician; Journalist