b 23 April 1947
(Northern) Irish republican and socialist activist, youngest woman ever elected to the UK Parliament (1969)
My function in life is not to be a politician in Parliament: it is to get something done.
To gain what is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
It wasn't long before people discovered the final horrors of letting an urchin into Parliament.