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Those were the ideals that drove us to nationalization of the health service.

 
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Barbara Castle
Barbara Castle
  • Born: October 6, 1910
  • Died: May 3, 2002
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Politician

Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn, PC, GCOT was a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Blackburn from 1945 to 1979, making her the longest-serving female MP in the history of the House of Commons until that record was broken in 2007 by Gwyneth Dunwoody. She later became the Member of the European Parliament for Greater Manchester from 1979 to 1989 and subsequently a member of the House of Lords, having been granted a life peerage in 1990.

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