English politician who said, 'Most of us women like men, you know; it's just that we find them a constant disappointment.'
She graduated from the University of Leeds with a political science degree.
She was a prominent Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood.
She was briefly married at age eighteen after giving birth to a child at age seventeen; she gave the son up for adoption.
She served in the government of Prime Minister Tony Blair as Secretary of State for International Development.