Castle, Barbara

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Castle, Barbara Gender: F
Betts, Barbara Anne
born on 6 October 1910 at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )
Place Chesterfield, England, 53n15, 1w25
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 12°27' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 18°10 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 15°19'


British politician and Member of the House of Commons 1945-1979, called the "Margaret Thatcher of the Labour Party." The daughter of a left-wing activist dad who was an income tax inspector, she won a scholarship to Oxford at 19.

Her friendship to Harold Wilson was central to her Parliamentary career. When Wilson became P.M. 10/16/1964, he summoned her to N.10. As the first female Minister of Transport, 12/22/1965, she introduced the breathalyzer test and speed limits. When Callaghan became P.M., she was demoted on 5/13/1969. She left her position in June 1970 when the Tories won as it was the end of her hopes of becoming P.M. In early 1979, she stood down, apparently the end of her political career until she was elected as a European M.P. in June 1979.

Married to the Baron of Islington, 1945; no kids; she was widowed on 12/26/1979 after 34 years of marriage. She wrote her memoir, "The Castle Diaries," 1980. She died peacefully at home in Buckinghamshire in her sleep at age 91 on 5/3/2002

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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1980 ("The Castle Diaries")
  • Work : New Job 22 December 1965 (First female Minister of Transport)
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  • Work : Lose social status May 1969 (Demoted by Callaghan's election)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1945 (Baron of Islington)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 3 May 2002 (age 91, in her sleep)
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Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes the Astrological Association from her


  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Minister, M.P.)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (34 years political office)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Work : Mentor/Tutor (Harold Wilson)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs