W.I.L.D. Women: Sayeeda Warsi, the first woman Muslim in House of Lords

As we are still living in the age of “firsts,” I present my readers with this Daily Times article about Sayeeda Warsi joining the House of Lords:

Human rights lawyer Sayeeda Warsi has become the first Muslim woman to take a front-bench post at cabinet level in the British parliament.

The 36-year old mother of one took her seat in the House of Lords as Baroness Warsi. She is also the youngest member of Britain’s upper parliamentary chamber and the first female Muslim for the opposition Conservative Party.

I did a little more digging and found this older BBC article describing how she and her husband had an arranged marriage.  Also, she stepped away from a £130,000/yr salary to go into policits. She sounds really interesting!

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