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Gwyneth Dunwoody RIP

Gwyneth Dunwoody RIP
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Gwyneth Dunwoody - the "Mother of the House of Commons" - died last night, aged 77.  I'd recommend you read Michael White's tribute for the Guardian, from which the following is an extract:

"Now that the pendulum has swung towards managerial politics, old stagers like Mrs D who caused trouble are too few. She will be missed. But if she is up there on a cloud today, I expect she is already up on a celestial point of order asking God to make a statement and what does he think he's playing at."