Glenys Kinnock

British politician (1944–2023)

Glenys Elizabeth Kinnock, Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, FRSA (née Parry; 7 July 1944 – 3 December 2023) was a British politician and teacher who served as Minister of State for Europe from June to October 2009 and Minister of State for Africa and the United Nations from 2009 to 2010. A member of the Labour Party, she was previously a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Wales, formerly South Wales East, from 1994 to 2009.

Glenys Kinnock in 2012

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  • It's as if they're saying that Neil without my ideological fanaticism wouldn't have the courage of his convictions. [...] They can't imagine a relationship of partnership. There has to be one person forcing an opinion on the other.
  • [On Margaret Thatcher, then the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom] I can only think of one thing she has done for women [...] and that is to prove that being a woman is not an electoral liability.
  • [Speaking in Buka, Papua New Guinea after flying from the Solomon Islands] As we were taking off, the militia were at the end of the runway, firing at us.
  • I heard a noise, but didn't know it was gunfire.

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