Shirley Williams(1930-2021), Academic and politician; MP for Hitchin, Crosby and Stevenage and co-founder of Social Democratic Party
Shirley Vivien Teresa Brittain Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby
Sitter in 11 portraits
The daughter of Vera Brittain, Shirley Williams became a Labour MP in 1964. She was a co-founder of the Social Democratic Party in 1981, and became the party's first elected MP. In 1988 she joined the merged Social and Liberal Democratic Party. Williams was awarded a life peerage in 1993.
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