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Glenda Jackson is best known for her Academy Award winning roles in Women in Love and A Touch of Class.
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After an earlier attempt, Jackson won election to England's House of Commons in 1992, serving as the Member of Parliament, or MP, for Hampstead and Highgate. A longtime Labour Party member, she resigned her position in 1999 in an effort to secure her party's nomination for the mayor of London. Jackson was unsuccessful in her bid for mayor and returned to her parliamentary office.
From 2000 to 2004,
Jackson also served on the Greater London Assembly advisory cabinet on homelessness. She has been an outspoken critic on many issues, including Britain's involvement in the Iraq War. In 2010, Jackson's distinct was redesigned and she won the MP spot for the newly created Hampstead and Kilburn distinct.
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