The statement made by Sir John Major on 27 February 2023.
STATEMENT BY THE RT HON SIR JOHN MAJOR KG CH ON THE DEATH OF THE RT HON THE BARONESS BOOTHROYD OM
MONDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2023
Betty Boothroyd was a superb Speaker, easy to like and easier still to admire.
As Speaker, she was full of commonsense, and utterly fair in her rulings. She handled a fractious Commons with great skill.
She set a standard for every future Speaker.