Friday, April 18, 2008

Gwyneth Dunwoody's example

Gwyneth Dunwoody, longest serving female MP, born 12 Dec 1930, died 17 April 2008, was for me a very fine model for an elected representative: very independent-minded; a vigorous questioner and keen thinker; strong opponent of waffle and self-importance; a straight-talker; challenger of authority; active and outspoken; champion of UK parliamentary democracy; loyal to her party roots; highly respected by all parties and a very wide range of MPs; great specialist knowledge and experience on key issues, especially public transport.

See also the following from: the Independent ; the BBC ; the Guardian.

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