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Castle, Barbara

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCastle, BarbaraBarbara CastleCastle, Bar‧ba‧ra /ˈbɑːbə $ ˈbɑːr-/  (1911–2002) a British politician who was a Labour MP from 1945 to 1979. She held many senior government positions, including Minister of Transport (1965–68) and Secretary of State for Employment (1968–70). She was also a Labour member of the European Parliament (1979–89). When she was Minister of Transport she introduced the breathalyser test which is used by the police to test whether a driver has drunk too much alcohol. From 1990 her official title was Baroness Castle.
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