Release date: 27 February 2023
INSTITUTE’S TRIBUTE TO BETTY BOOTHROYD
The Chartered Institute of Journalists has paid tribute to the late Baroness (Betty) Boothroyd following her death yesterday at the age of 93.
In 2001, Betty Boothroyd was awarded the Gold Medal of the Institute in recognition of her services to parliamentary democracy and free speech.
CIoJ Chief Executive Dominic Cooper said: “Betty Boothroyd was greatly admired by our Institute for her staunch defence of liberty and democracy – and, not least, for her robust common-sense.
“She was a redoubtable lady and a great Parliamentarian. We are proud to have awarded Baroness Boothroyd the Institute’s Gold Medal in 2001 and we are honoured to have known her.”