Politician, ex-codebreaker Baroness Trumpington dies at 96

This April 13, 2010 image made available on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 shows British politician Jean Baker, better known by her title Baroness Trumpington, at the House of Commons, in London. Her son Adam Baker says she died Monday in her sleep at the age of 96. (House of Commons/PA via AP)

LONDON — British socialite, codebreaker, politician and bon vivant Jean Baker — better known by her title, Baroness Trumpington — has died. She was 96.

Son Adam Baker says she died Monday in her sleep.

Born into a wealthy family, Baker served in naval intelligence at the Bletchley Park codebreaking center during World War II.

She later became mayor of Cambridge and entered the House of Lords in 1980. She served as a whip and minister in 1980s and 90s Conservative governments.

She became a media star in 2011 after making a rude gesture in the House of Lords at a member who had referred to her age.

Former Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted Tuesday that "she was one of a kind — they simply don't make politicians like that anymore."

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