Former Bletchley Park codebreaker to retire from the House of Lords at 95 

9 Oct

The oldest female peer has announced she is retiring at the age of 95, having served in Parliament for 37 years.

Baroness Trumpington was appointed to the Lords in 1980 and gained notoriety after giving another peer a two-fingered sign during a debate.

At nearly 6ft tall and a former Bletchley Park code breaker, the Baroness has cut a formidable figure in British politics.

Born in 1922 to a wealthy aristocratic family, the Conservative peer’s language skills saw her being selected to become a codebreaker at Bletchley Park during the Second War.

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