12 Apr 2021

Shirley Williams, former Labour minister and Lib Dem peer, dies at 90

Political Editor

The Liberal Democrat peer who helped to change the face of centre-left politics in the UK, Baroness Shirley Williams, has died at the age of 90.

In a political career spanning more than half a century, she served as a Labour cabinet minister before leaving the party as one of the “Gang of Four” who founded the Social Democrats.

We look back at her trailblazing life.