RICHARD EDEN: Betty Boothroyd left almost every penny of her £3.7 million will to charities, documents reveal

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By Richard Eden for The Daily Mail

Published: 18:42 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 18:43 EDT, 31 October 2023

She had, it was said, 'the glamour of a diva, nan base of a kindergarten caput – and nan articulator of a barmaid'.

Betty Boothroyd, who died aged 93 successful February, 22 years aft being ennobled arsenic Baroness Boothroyd of Sandwell, besides had an integrity utterly alien to her 2 contiguous successors arsenic Speaker – Michael Martin, who resigned successful ugliness aft claiming £1.7million successful expenses, and John Bercow, recovered by nan Independent Expert Panel to beryllium a 'serial liar' and 'serial bully'.

Betty, I tin disclose, saved her champion till past – her £3.7million will.

Newly published probate documents uncover that almost each penny went to charities, including Guide Dogs For nan Blind, nan Samaritans, Marie Curie and nan Royal British Legion – positive a brace of hospices.

Integrity: Betty Boothroyd (pictured) died aged 93 successful February, 22 years aft becoming Baroness Boothroyd of Sandwell

Style: She had 'the glamour of a diva, nan base of a kindergarten caput - and nan articulator of a barmaid'

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