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Birk [née Wilson], Alma Lillian, Baroness Birk (1917–1996), politician and journalist, was born on 22 September 1917 at 10 Belgrave Place, Brighton, the daughter of Barnett Wilson (formerly Woolfson) of Stamford Hill, London, and his wife, Alice, née Tosh. Her father ran a successful greeting-card company, and she enjoyed a comfortable upbringing. She was educated at ...

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Faith [née Book], (Irene) Sheila (1928–2014), dentist and politician, was born on 3 June 1928 at 24 Alexandra Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, the younger daughter of Isaac Book, draper, and his wife, Sarah, née Share. She was educated at the ...

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(Anna) Dora Gaitskell, Baroness Gaitskell (1901–1989) by Godfrey Argent, 1970 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gaitskell [née Creditor; other married name Frost], (Anna) Dora, Baroness Gaitskell (1901–1989), politician, was born on 25 April 1901 near Riga in Latvia, then part of imperial Russia, the eldest in the family of four daughters and one son of Leon Creditor...