Ex-cabinet minister and Lib Dem peer Shirley Williams – one of the ‘Gang of Four’ – dies aged 90

Politics

Former cabinet minister and Liberal Democrat peer Shirley Williams – one of the “Gang of Four” who defected from Labour in the early 1980s – has died aged 90.

Baroness Williams of Crosby – whose long parliamentary career began when she was elected an MP in 1964 – was said to have “died peacefully” in the early hours of Monday, according to a Lib Dem spokeswoman.

Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey said: “This is heartbreaking for me and for our whole Liberal Democrat family.

“Shirley has been an inspiration to millions, a Liberal lion and a true trailblazer.

“I feel privileged to have known her, listened to her and worked with her. Like so many others, I will miss her terribly.”

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Pervis Staples, Co-Founder of the Staple Singers, Dies at 85
Dogecoin plunges nearly 30% during Elon Musk’s SNL appearance
Prince Harry Gets Candid in a New Podcast Interview with Dax Sheppard
Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 10X Takes Flight
Minister says no delay to lockdown easing in England on Monday despite spread of Indian variant

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *