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Baroness Barbara Anne CASTLE

Baroness Barbara Anne CASTLE, Member of the House of Lords. Honorary Fellow, St Hugh’s College, Oxford University, 1966; Honorary Doctor of Technology, Bradford University, 1968; Honorary Doctor of Technology, Loughborough University, 1969.

Background

  • CASTLE, Barbara Anne Castle was born on October 6, 1910 in Chesterfield. Daughter of F. Betts and Annie Rebecca Farrand.

  • Education

    • Bradford Girls’ Grammar School. St Hugh’s College, Oxford, Bachelor of Arts.

    Career

    • Member, St Paneras Borough Council, 1937. Member of Parliament, Blackburn, 1945-1950, Blackburn East, 1950- 1955, Blackburn, 1955-1979: member, National Executive Committee of the Labour Party, 1950-1985. Vice-Cwmn., 1957-1958, Cwmn., 19581959, Labour Party.

      Minister of Overseas Development, 1964-1965. Minister of Transport, 1965-1968. First Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity, 1968-1970.

      Secretary of State for Social Services, 19741976: Member of the European Parliament, Greater Manchester North, 1979-1984, Greater Manchester West, since 1984. Leader, British Labour Group, 1979-1985. Vice-Cwmn. of the Socialist Group, 1979-1986, Co-Chmn., Women's National Commn., 1975-1976.

      Assistant, editor. Town and County Councillor, 1936-1940. Member. Metropolitan Water Board, 19401945. Admin, officer, Ministry of Food, 1941-1944.

      Housing correspondent and forces adviser, Daily Mirror, 1944-1945.

    Works

    • Social Security, 1943. The Castle Diaries, 19741976, 1980. The Castle Diaries Vol II, 1964-1970, 1984.Sylvia and Christabel Pankhurst, 1987.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: The Labor Party

    Membership

    St. Pancras Borough Council, London 193745, Metropolitan Water Board 1940-1945, National. European Pari, for Greater Manchester North 1979-1984, for Greater Manchester West 1984-1989.
    • Clubs: poetry, walking.

    Personality

    Interests

    Walking, gardening, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Edward Castle (later Lord Castle of Islington, died in 1979) in 1944.
    • father: F. Betts
    • mother: Annie Rebecca Farrand
    • spouse: Edward Castle
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