- ISBN 9780349016313
- Categories Biographies and Memoirs, BX, BX BXOS, BXOS, New Arrivals OS, Non-Fiction
- Author(s) Shirley Williams
- Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
- Weight 0.38 kg
Shirley Williams was born to politics. As well as being influenced by her mother, Vera Brittan, her father George Catlin, a leading political scientist, encouraged his daughter to have high ambitions for herself - including daring to climb the bookshelves in his library. Elected as MP for Hitchin in 1964, she was a member of the Wilson and Callaghan governments and was also the Secretary of State for Education. As one of the 'Gang of Four' Shirley Williams famously broke away from the Labour Party to found the SDP in 1981 and later supported its merger with the Liberal Party to form the Liberal Democrats. This is her story.