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Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson Prefers Politics To Athletics

July 26, 2012

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson won 16 medals at five Paralympic Games but says she now finds life in the House of Lords more satisfying. The crossbench (independent) peer says: “If it’s possible I love being in the Lords more than I loved being an athlete.

“I never thought I would ever find something that would replace it.

“For the whole of my career I thought there was nothing that would match up to that feeling of being an athlete, but it’s a good feeling when you know you’ve had a positive influence on something, you’ve won an argument and you’ve encouraged people to think again – and you’ve made a change to a line of legislation that might affect 10 people’s lives or might affect millions of people’s lives.

“That’s a pretty good feeling.”

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