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First woman attorney general for England, Wales and Norther Ireland, Patricia Scotland, 2007

Mulcahy, Linda (2018) First woman attorney general for England, Wales and Norther Ireland, Patricia Scotland, 2007. In: Auchmuty, Rosemary and Rackley, Erika, (eds.) Women's legal landmarks: celebrating 100 years of women and law in the UK and Ireland. Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 555-559. ISBN 9781782259794

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Abstract

In June 2007 Patricia Scotland became the first woman to take up the position of Attorney General for England, Wales and Northern Ireland since its foundation in 1315. She was also the first black woman, and indeed the first black person, to be elevated to the post. On her appointment, members of the press described her as the most prominent black woman in government and as a leading voice on racial, feminist and equality issues. She held the post for 3 years until the fall of the Labour Government but went on to serve as Shadow Attorney General from 2010 – 2011.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/hart/
Additional Information: © 2018 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Divisions: Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Departments > Law
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 14:09
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 06:35
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89810

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