(6 Oct 1910 - 3 May 2002)
English government official who was Minster of Transport 1965-68, and was active in the Labour party most of her life. In 1937, she was elected to St Pancras borough council. She was elected in 1945 as a member of Parliament, in the House of Commons until 1979, then spent ten years in the European Parliament. In 1990 she was created a life peer and joined the House of Lords.
Science Quotes by Barbara Castle (1 quote)
[Large motorway flyovers] are the cathedrals of the modern world.
— Barbara Castle
Writing about the first four-level motorway interchange, which links the M4 and M5 at Almondsbury. Entry for 22 Jul 1966 in The Castle Diaries 1964-70 (1980), 152. Cited in Brian Howard Harrison, Seeking a role: the United Kingdom, 1951-1970 (2009), 139.
- Red Queen: The Authorised Biography of Barbara Castle, by Anne Perkins. - book suggestion.