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Betty Boothroyd elected House of Commons Speaker

Title
Betty Boothroyd elected House of Commons Speaker
Genre
News report; Speech; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
27 Apr 1992
Year of production
1992
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Duration
00:03:17
Description
Des Fahy reports from Westminster on Betty Boothroyd being elected the new Speaker of the House of Commons today, the first woman in the job. Includes the bid speeches by candidates Boothroyd and Peter Brooke; Labour MP Tony Benn pledging his support for Tam Dalyell’s call for the Speaker to call more emergency debates; Boothroyd acceptance speech and Brooke losing speech.
Contributors
Tony Benn; Betty Boothroyd; Des Fahy; Peter Brooke
Keywords
Elections; Politics; Women; House of Commons; Tam Dalyell

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