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Marion Phillips (1881–1932) by Lafayette, 1929 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Phillips, Marion (1881–1932), first Labour Party woman organizer, was born on 29 October 1881 at St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia, youngest in the family of three sons and four daughters of Phillip David Phillips (1836–1909), a well-to-do Australian-born Jewish lawyer, and his wife, Rose Asher...

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Harry Pollitt (1890–1960) by Howard Coster, 1934 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pollitt, Harry (1890–1960), political organizer, was born on 22 November 1890 at 14 Wharf Street, Droylsden, near Manchester, the second of six children of Samuel Pollitt (1863–1933), blacksmith's striker, and his wife, Mary Louisa (1868–1939), a cotton spinner, daughter of William Charlesworth, joiner. ...