Baroness Boothroyd dies aged 93

Baroness Betty Boothroyd, the first woman to be elected Speaker of the House of Commons, has died at 93. The current Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle paid tribute to Lady Boothroyd as “one of a kind”. In April 1992, she became the first woman to be elected Commons Speaker in the more than 700-year history of the role, staying on until October 2000. She entered the Lords as a crossbench peer in January 2001.