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Patricia Hope Hewitt (1948-), Labour politician; MP for Leicester West, Secretary of State for Health and Minister for Women
Sitter in 2 portraits
Labour MP for Leicester West 1997-2010 and Secretary of State for Health (May 2005-June 2007). Hewitt was Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and Minister for Women (June 2001-May 2005) and had previously been Minister for Small Business and e-commerce. The Australian-born Cambridge graduate was PR officer for Age Concern (1971-3) and General Secretary, National Council for Civil Liberties (1974-83).