Baroness Boothroyd

Betty Boothroyd

Betty Boothroyd



Address as

Baroness Boothroyd

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8673


Electoral history

Contested Leicester South East 1957 by-election, Peterborough 1959 general election, Nelson and Colne 1968 by-election and Rossendale 1970 general election. MP (Labour) for West Bromwich 1973-74, for West Bromwich West 1974-92, for West Bromwich West as Speaker 1992-2000

Parliamentary career

Assistant Government Whip 1974-76; Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker 1987-92; Speaker 1992-2000; Chairman, House of Commons Commission 1992-2000

Party groups

Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1981-87

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Hammersmith Borough Council 1965-68

International bodies

Vice-President, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch)

Countries of interest


Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Boothroyd, of Sandwell in the County of West Midlands 2001

Register of Interests

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Member of Governing Board, Neapolis University, Pafos, Cyprus

10: Non-financial interests (e)

President, National Benevolent Fund for the Aged