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Margaret Grace Bondfield (1873–1953) by Bassano, 1922 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bondfield, Margaret Grace (1873–1953), trade unionist, campaigner for women's interests, and politician, was born on 17 March 1873 at Chard, Somerset, the tenth of eleven children and third of four daughters of William Bondfield (1814–1901), foreman laceworker, and his wife, Anne Taylor (1827?–1911)...

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Fisher [née Smiles; other married name Ford], Patricia, Lady Fisher (1921–1995), politician and charity worker, was born on 5 April 1921, the only child of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Walter Dorling Smiles (1883–1953) of Portavo Point, Donaghadee, co. Down, politician, and his wife, Margaret, ...

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Jewson, Dorothea [Dorothy] (1884–1964), feminist and politician, was born on 17 August 1884 at Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, one of two children of Alderman George Jewson JP, a coal and timber merchant, and his wife, Mary Jane Jarrold. The family firm Jewson & Son...

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Jean Mann (1889–1964) by Bassano, 1946 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mann [née Stewart], Jean [Janet] (1889–1964), politician and housing reformer, was born Janet Stewart, at 22 Calder Street, Polmadie, east Renfrewshire, on 2 July 1889. She was the daughter of William Stewart, an iron moulder and active trade unionist, who was an enduring influence on her radical outlook, and his wife, ...

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McMordie [née Gray], Julia (1860–1942), politician and philanthropist, was born on 30 March 1860 at Cliff Terrace, Hartlepool, co. Durham, the fifth daughter of Sir William Gray (1823–1898), shipbuilder and shipowner, and his wife, Dorothy (d. 1906), daughter of Captain John Hall RN...

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Pike, (Irene) Mervyn Parnicott, Baroness Pike (1918–2004), businesswoman, politician, and voluntary worker, was born at Highmere, Whitwood Mere, Whitwood, Castleford, Yorkshire, on 16 September 1918, the second child and only daughter of Ivan Samuel Pike (1867–1934), managing director of Clokie and Co., a pottery works, and his wife, ...

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Robson [née Arvidsson], Inga-Stina, Baroness Robson of Kiddington (1919–1999), politician, was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on 20 August 1919, the elder of the two daughters of Erik Robert Arvidsson, timber exporter, and his wife, Lilly Augusta Danielson, formerly an optician. She excelled at the private ...

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Beatrice Serota, Baroness Serota (1919–2002) by Godfrey Argent, 1969 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Serota [née Katz], Beatrice, Baroness Serota (1919–2002), politician and social reformer, was born on 15 October 1919 at 4 King's Road, St Pancras, London, the younger daughter of Alexander Katz (d. 1947), clothing wholesaler, and his wife, Milly, née Witkower. She was educated at the ...

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Shaw [née McNab], Clarice Marion (1883–1946), social reformer and politician, was born at 10 Morton Street, Leith, near Edinburgh, on 22 October 1883, the eldest daughter of Thomas Charles McNab, a wire-cloth weaver, and his wife, Mary Deas Fraser. Her father was a high-profile figure in local politics, including being a director of ...

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Mavis Constance Tate (1893–1947), by Bassano Ltd, 1935

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Tate [née Hogg; other married name Gott], Mavis Constance (1893–1947), politician and feminist, was born Maybird Constance on 17 August 1893, the daughter (there was also a son) of Guy Weir Hogg (1861–1943), sheriff of St Helena and managing director of Solomon, Hogg & Co....