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Disabled Peer Dies

September 4, 2009

Baroness Nicky Chapman, the first person with a congenital disability to be appointed to the House of Lords, has died aged 48.

Born in Leeds with brittle bone disease she was elected to the House of Lords under the People’s Peer scheme in 2004.

Well known for her campaigning, wit and determination, Baroness Chapman was also chair of the Leeds United disabled supporters organisation.

She received an honorary doctorate from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2005.

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  1. Sam Taylor (nee Riley) permalink
    September 4, 2009 7:10 pm

    Nicky Chapman – a wonderful witty woman – We will miss you
    Love sam Taylor & family

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