Jean Ann Corston

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Jean Ann Corston, Baroness Corston, PC (born 5 May 1942) is a British Labour politician. Corston was Member of Parliament (MP) for Bristol East from April 1992 to 2005. Until stepping down at the 2005 general election, she was chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party, the first woman ever to hold that position.

On 13 May 2005 it was announced that she would be created a life peer, and on 29 June 2005 she was created Baroness Corston, of St George in the County and City of Bristol. wiki

Her partner from 1980 until his death in 2009 was Peter Townsend, the social economist.

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