Barbara Castle

Mrs Barbara Anne Castle

Rush ID: 11

Details

Born:
6 October 1910
Died:
3 May 2002
Birth place:
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, U.K.
Gender:
Female
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Civil servant
Election occupation:
Writer / Journalist
Parentage:
Frank Betts and his wife Annie.
Notes:
Obituary in The Guardian, 04/05/2002.
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
11
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q2883936
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. BETTS, Barbara (1910-2002) **
  2. CASTLE, Barbara (1910-2002)

Alternative names

  1. Barbara (Barbara Anne) Betts (née)

    1910 - 1944

    name until marriage in 1944

Peerages

  1. Baroness Castle of Blackburn

    Life

    1990

Constituencies

  1. Blackburn

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1955
    Date of election: 26 May 1955
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1979
    Date of exit: 3 May 1979
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Blackburn East

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election: 23 February 1950
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1955
    Date of exit: 26 May 1955
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  3. Blackburn

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1945
    Date of election: 5 July 1945
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1950
    Date of exit: 23 February 1950
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. Minister of Transport 1965-1968

  2. Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity 1968-1970

  3. Secretary of State for Social Services 1974-1976

  4. Minister of Overseas Development 1964-1965

  5. PPS 1945

    to Stafford Cripps

  6. PPS 1947

    to Harold Wilson, as President of Board of Trade

Other parliaments

  1. European Parliament

    member

    1979-1989

    member for Greater Manchester North

Higher education

  1. St Hugh's College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Bradford Girls' Grammar School

Marriages

  1. Castle, Edward Cyril

    Year: 1944

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

    NEC member 1950-1979

Political organisations

  1. Fabian Society member

Local governments

  1. St Pancras Borough Council

    member

    1937-1945

Trade unions

  1. National Union of Journalists member