Political stalwart Beatrice dies at 93

Political stalwart Beatrice dies at 93
 

A PIONEERING South Tyneside Conservative has died at the age of 93.
Retired teacher Beatrice Bolam, who passed away peacefully in hospital on January 2, was one of the longest-serving members of the Tory party nationwide and a councillor in Jarrow for almost 30 years.
Rather like Margaret Thatcher, she was a woman in politics during a period when it was an almost exclusively male-dominated domain.
Eddy Russell, deputy chairman of South Shields Conservative Association, today described Mrs Bolam, who received an MBE for her political service, as a “party stalwart”.
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10 January 2013 in Regional North East, Views: 15
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