Shirley Williams

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Making history as the first female chair of Oxford University Labour Club | Letters
Letter: Sandra Margolies on the significance of Betty Tate’s presence at the university club

Letters

06, Jul, 2021 @4:58 PM

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An electoral fix alone won’t save Britain’s progressives. Agreeing principles might | Martin Kettle
The death of Shirley Williams is a reminder that balancing capitalism and social justice is still the key task we face, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

21, Apr, 2021 @4:33 PM

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Letters: Shirley Williams’ obituary
Informal chat with students at Southampton seems unimaginable in politics today

Mark Pugh and Hugh Kerr

15, Apr, 2021 @5:01 PM

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Shirley Williams was an inspiration to all liberals | Letters
Letters: Margaret Owen on the kindness and encouragement the trailblazing politician showed fellow students, and Adrian Slade on working with her in the Liberal party

Letters

14, Apr, 2021 @4:04 PM

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Lady Williams of Crosby obituary
Labour minister in the 60s and 70s who defected to form the SDP as one of the Gang of Four

Julia Langdon

12, Apr, 2021 @6:16 PM

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Shirley Williams: a politician with a golden voice and deep sincerity
SDP founder had long been tipped to be Britain’s first female PM, but she lacked the cut-throat ambition

Polly Toynbee

12, Apr, 2021 @6:04 PM

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Shirley Williams, Lib Dem peer and SDP founder, dies aged 90
Former Labour minister was one of ‘gang of four’ who split from party to form Social Democratic party in 1981

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

12, Apr, 2021 @5:45 PM

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Don’t forget so many brilliant women | Letters
Letters: An article by Caitlin Moran fails to acknowledge the female writers, politicians and musicians who were involved in groundbreaking work, says Dr Kim Thomas

Letters

31, Aug, 2020 @4:16 PM

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The Guardian view on the Lib Dem leadership contest: it’s not just about Brexit | Editorial
Editorial: Ed Davey and Jo Swinson are fighting a more polite leadership contest than the Conservatives. But they need to talk about vision too

Editorial

11, Jul, 2019 @5:34 PM

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Radio 4's Today programme broadcasts all-female edition
BBC news show also presents from Westminster Hall to mark centenary of 1918 suffrage act

Matthew Weaver

06, Feb, 2018 @8:56 AM

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Limehouse review – the gang of four revisited
Outstanding performances, including Roger Allam as Roy Jenkins, enliven a timely drama about the birth of the SDP

Susannah Clapp

12, Mar, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Murdoch, the Coughing Major and a Kids Company musical: theatre gets real
A rush of new plays offer fictionalised versions of Labour’s 1981 split, the revamp of the Sun, a TV quizshow scandal and other real events. Playwrights James Graham and Steve Waters discuss the legal and ethical risks

Mark Lawson

09, Mar, 2017 @4:34 PM

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