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Ishbel Allan MacDonald (Mrs Ridgley, later Peterkin)

(1903-1982), Political hostess and local politician; daughter of (James) Ramsay MacDonald

Sitter in 5 portraits
Ishbel MacDonald's mother Margaret MacDonald died in 1911. When her father became Prime Minister in 1924, he decided that Ishbel should take the role of his hostess at 10 Downing Street. This turned out to be a permanent role; she acted as his official hostess through his three terms of office and his years in opposition until he died in 1937.

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Ishbel Allan MacDonald (Mrs Ridgley, later Peterkin), by Winifred Cécile Dongworth - NPG 5035

Ishbel Allan MacDonald (Mrs Ridgley, later Peterkin)

by Winifred Cécile Dongworth
watercolour on ivory, 1924
NPG 5035

Ramsay MacDonald with members of his family, by Margaret MacGregor ('Peggy') Angus - NPG 6102

Ramsay MacDonald with members of his family

by Margaret MacGregor ('Peggy') Angus
oil on plywood, 1930s
NPG 6102

Ishbel Allan MacDonald (Mrs Ridgley, later Peterkin), published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd - NPG x196382

Ishbel Allan MacDonald (Mrs Ridgley, later Peterkin)

published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd
bromide cigarette card, published circa 1930
NPG x196382

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