Saturday, February 26, 2011

Joyce Wainwright remembered

Yesterday's Liberal Democrat News carried an obituary of Joyce Wainwright by her son Martin, the Guardian journalist.

There was also a report of her death in the Yorkshire Evening Post:
Joyce Wainwright was married to the late Liberal MP Richard Wainwright, who represented the West Yorkshire seat of Colne Valley from 1974 to 1987, and for an earlier period from 1966 ...

Despite being an MP’s wife at a time when the role was mainly a supportive one, Mrs Wainwright was an outspoken activist and campaigner in her own right ...

Mrs Wainwright shared her husband’s enthusiasm and commitment to Liberal politics. She was an active member of Yorkshire Women’s Liberal Federation, and chairwoman of Colne Valley Women’s Liberal Council.

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