British Female Political Leaders

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 1 Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon.
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Famous As: First Minister of Scotland
Birthdate: July 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon is a Scottish politician. Since 2014, Sturgeon has been serving as the leader of the Scottish National Party and first minister of Scotland. Being the first woman to serve in these positions, Nicola Sturgeon is seen as a major inspiration to women across Scotland.

 2 Theresa May

Theresa May.
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Famous As: Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: October 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Theresa May is a British politician who became the United Kingdom's second female prime minister. She served as prime minister from 2016 to 2019. During her prime ministership, May's involvement in the Brexit negotiations gave rise to the Brexit withdrawal agreement. She is also credited with co-founding Women2Win, which promotes women empowerment.

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 3 Jo Cox

Jo Cox.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Batley, West Yorshire, England, UK
Died: June 16, 2016

British MP and Labour Party politician Jo Cox had also worked with Oxfam. The world was shocked by the news of her brutal assassination in 2016. She was shot and stabbed multiple times by far-right terrorist Thomas Mair, who believed the white race was under threat due to leftist beliefs.

 4 Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd.
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Famous As: Former Home Secretary of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: August 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England

Amber Rudd is a former politician who served as the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of the United Kingdom from 2018 to 2019. From 2016 to 2018, she served as Home Secretary under Prime Minister Theresa May. Also a humanitarian, Amber Rudd is part of an organization called Snowdon Trust, which helps disabled people access education.

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 5 Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott.
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Famous As: Former Shadow Home Secretary
Birthdate: September 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom

 6 Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson.
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Famous As: Editor, Journalist
Birthdate: September 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

Rachel Johnson is a British television presenter, journalist, and author. She is known for appearing in panel discussion programs and debate programs, such as The Pledge and Question Time. A well-known novelist, Johnson served as a judge of the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the UK.

 7 Glenda Jackson

Glenda Jackson.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Birkenhead, Cheshire, England

Glenda Jackson is best known for her Academy Award-winning roles in the films Women in Love and A Touch of Class. She has also won two Emmys for playing Elizabeth I in the TV series Elizabeth R and a Tony for her role in the play Three Tall Women.

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 8 Priti Patel

Priti Patel
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

 9 Andrea Leadsom

Andrea Leadsom
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

 10 Anna Soubry

Anna Soubry.
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: December 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lincoln, England, United Kingdom

 11 Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England, UK

 12 Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster.
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: July 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

 13 Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockport, England

 14 Esther McVey

Esther McVey
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 24, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

 15 Carrie Lam

Carrie Lam
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wan Chai, Hong Kong, England

 16 Emily Thornberry

Emily Thornberry
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guildford, Surrey, England, UK

 17 Samantha Cameron

Samantha Cameron
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Famous As: Housewife, Businessperson
Birthdate: April 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paddington

 18 Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher.
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Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: October 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Died: April 8, 2013

United Kingdom’s first female Prime Minister and also the longest serving Prime Minister in the 20th century, Margaret Thatcher served three consecutive terms in the office from 1979 till 1990. Her political views and leadership approach, known as Thatcherism, got her the nickname of Iron Lady. Though controversial, she prominently ranks high in the list of the best British Prime Ministers.

 19 Yvette Cooper

Yvette Cooper
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: March 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland, UK

 20 Diana Mitford

Diana Mitford
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: June 17, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belgravia, Westminster, London, England
Died: August 11, 2003

 21 Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer

Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newbury, London, England
Died: October 21, 2016

 22 Jess Phillips

Jess Phillips.
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Famous As: Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: October 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom

 23 Justine Greening

Justine Greening
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: April 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, UK

 24 Frances Barber

Frances Barber
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England

 25 Shirley Williams

Shirley Williams.
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: July 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

 26 Constance Markievicz

Constance Markievicz
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 4, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 15, 1927

 27 Nadine Dorries

Nadine Dorries
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: May 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

 28 Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: December 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Malvern, Worcestershire, England, UK

 29 Layla Moran

Layla Moran
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Famous As: Politician.
Birthdate: September 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK

 30 Betty Boothroyd

Betty Boothroyd.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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 31 Tanni Grey-Thompson

Tanni Grey-Thompson
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Famous As: Television presenter, Politician, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: July 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Winner of 16 Paralympic medals, including 11 golds, Tanni Grey-Thompson is a former wheelchair racer, who won the London Marathon six times and held more than 30 world records. Also a successful television personality and patron of numerous charities, she was created a Life Peer in 2010 and made Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe in Stockton-On-Tees.

 32 Harriet Harman

Harriet Harman
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Solicitor
Birthdate: July 30, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London

 33 Louise Mensch

Louise Mensch
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Famous As: Blogger
Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England

 34 Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn

Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 6, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Died: May 3, 2002

 35 Tessa Jowell

Tessa Jowell
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: May 12, 2018

 36 Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: June 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

 37 Mo Mowlam

Mo Mowlam.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Watford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 19, 2005

 38 Clare Short

Clare Short
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

 39 Catherine Ashton

Catherine Ashton
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 20, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Upholland, West Lancashire, England

 40 Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos

Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana

 41 Leanne Wood

Leanne Wood
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Llwynypia

 42 Rosi Sexton

Rosi Sexton
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Famous As: Politician Taekwondo athlete
Birthdate: July 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Versailles, France

 43 Margaret Bondfield

Margaret Bondfield
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 17, 1873
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chard, England
Died: June 16, 1953

 44 Catharine Macaulay

Catharine Macaulay
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: April 2, 1731
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wye, Kent, England
Died: June 22, 1791

 45 Janet Mary Baker Young, Baroness Young of Farnworth

Janet Mary Baker Young, Baroness Young of Farnworth
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Widnes, England
Died: September 6, 2002

 46 Susan Cunliffe-Lister, Baroness Masham of Ilton

Susan Cunliffe-Lister, Baroness Masham of Ilton
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Famous As: Politician, Table tennis player
Birthdate: April 14, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Caithness, United Kingdom

 47 Charlotte Harland Scott

Charlotte Harland Scott
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blackheath, London, England

 48 Kathleen Ollerenshaw

Kathleen Ollerenshaw
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: October 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Withington, Manchester, England
Died: August 10, 2014

 49 Edith Summerskill

Edith Summerskill
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: April 19, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: February 4, 1980

 50 Joan Lestor

Joan Lestor
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: March 27, 1998