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  Baroness Shirley Williams 15 December 2004  
Dame Shirley Williams
on her life in politics and academia

When she was a child Shirley Williams believed that being an MP would give her the power to bring about all kinds of good things for society. But she found out that politics was "the boring of hard boards". So why did she stick with it?

This year Baroness Williams stood down as Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the Lords.  She joins Jenni to discuss a lifetime career in politics and academia and why she still believes in the fundamental goodness of the human spirit. 
Baroness Williams of Crosby
Video:  Why women are put off party politics
Stepping down from frontline politics
Baroness Williams on universal suffrage

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