b 15 January 1943
British Labour politician. First woman Labour Leader (1994), first woman Foreign Secretary (2006-1007)
Being effective is more important to me than being recognized.
Independent on Sunday, 2 January 2000
If she can possibly stand it - she should tough it out.
Said about Tessa Jowell, then the centre of a media storm
One of the reasons I came into politics was because I thought I lacked the skills to be a social worker.
BBC Question Time, 13 November 2008