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Elizabeth Margaret Braddock (1899–1970) by unknown photographer, 1958 [The Braddocks [left to right]: Myles White, , and Jack Braddock (1892-1963) ] © reserved / unknown collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Braddock [née Bamber], Elizabeth Margaret [Bessie] (1899–1970), trade union activist and politician, was born at Zante Street, Liverpool, on 24 September 1899, the elder daughter of Hugh Bamber, bookbinder, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Andrew Little, an Edinburgh lawyer. Mary Bamber...

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Jo Cox (1974–2016), by unknown photographer, 2016

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Cox [née Leadbeater], Helen Joanne (Jo) (1974–2016), politician, was born on 22 June 1974 at Staincliffe General Hospital, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, the daughter of Gordon Leadbeater, industrial chemist and cosmetics production manager, and his wife, Jean, née Smith, a school secretary. Both parents were born in ...

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Mary Agnes Hamilton (1882–1966) by Peggy Smith, 1930 © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hamilton [née Adamson], Mary Agnes (1882–1966), politician and broadcaster, was born on 8 July 1882, at 60 Parsonage Road, Withington, Manchester, the eldest of six children of Robert Adamson (1852–1902), a Scot, professor of logic at Owens College (later part of Manchester University...

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Maynard, (Vera) Joan (1921–1998), trade unionist and politician, was born on 5 July 1921 at Brooklands, Easingwold, Yorkshire, the daughter of Matthew Maynard, a small farmer trying to scratch a living from 17 acres of land, and his wife, Effie Eliza, née Wright...

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Simon [née Potter], Shena Dorothy, Lady Simon of Wythenshawe (1883–1972), politician and educational reformer, was born in Croydon, Surrey, on 21 October 1883, the second of nine children of John Wilson Potter (1856–1933), a shipowner of Scottish descent, and his wife, Janet Boyd, ...