Author Topic: Baroness Barbara Castle - Angela Rayner unveils statue  (Read 110 times)

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-58856342?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA




Labour's Angela Rayner has promised to "always be outspoken" like Baroness Barbara Castle while unveiling a statue of the pioneering political firebrand.

Lady Castle, who was an employment and transport minister, was known for her forthright opinions and radical ideas.

The Blackburn MP introduced equal pay law and breathalysers, reformed pensions and made it so mothers directly received child benefit.

Ms Rayner said she was proud to follow on from her fellow "ginger northerner".

Sculpted by Sam Holland, the bronze statue in Jubilee Square depicts Lady Castle [size=inherit]striding forth and holding the Equal Pay Act she introduced
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Re: Baroness Barbara Castle - Angela Rayner unveils statue
« Reply #1 on: 20:49:23, 09/10/21 »
Lifelike sculpture of Barbara Castle,  she was forthright but her remarks weren't personal.
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