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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Baroness Lockwood 1924-2019

_. The Baroness Lockwood, Labour life peer, sometime chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission, died 29 April, 2019. She was 95.

Betty Lockwood was born 22 January, 1924, daughter of Arthur and Edith Lockwood, of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

She was created a life peer in 1978, as Baroness Lockwood, of Dewsbury, in the County of West Yorkshire; she chaired the Equal Opportunities Commission, 1975-83; was President of Birkbeck College, London, 1983-89; and was appointed a deputy Speaker of the House of Lords in 1989.

Betty Lockwood married in 1978, Lieutenant-Colonel Cedric Hall, who died in 1988.

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