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Women Labour MPs

5 of 30 portraits of Jennie Lee

Women Labour MPs, by Unknown photographer, 1929 - NPG x30000 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Women Labour MPs

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1929
5 5/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (143 mm x 192 mm)
Purchased, 1986
Photographs Collection
NPG x30000

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  • Ethel Benthem (1861-1931), Doctor, politician and sufragette; MP for Islington East. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Margaret Grace Bondfield (1873-1953), Politician; MP for Wallsend, Northampton and first woman cabinet minister. Sitter in 8 portraits.
  • Mary Agnes Hamilton (née Adamson) (1882-1966), Politician, writer and broadcaster. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • (Arabella) Susan Lawrence (1871-1947), Politician: MP for East Ham North. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Janet ('Jennie') Lee, Baroness Lee of Asheridge (1904-1988), Labour politician; MP for Cannock and North Lanarkshire and Minister for the Arts; wife of Aneurin Bevan. Sitter in 30 portraits.
  • Lady Cynthia Blanche Mosley (née Curzon) (1898-1933), Society figure and Labour politician; MP for Stoke; first wife of Sir Oswald Mosley; daughter of 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Marion Phillips (1881-1932), Labour politician; MP for Sunderland. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Edith Picton-Turbervill (1872-1960), Social reformer, writer and politician; MP for The Wrekin. Sitter in 8 portraits.
  • Ellen Cicely Wilkinson (1891-1947), Labour politician; MP for Middlesbrough East and Jarrow, Minister for Education and Parliamentary Private Secretary. Sitter in 32 portraits.

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Among the MP's photographed following the 1929 general election are the first woman cabinet minister (Margaret Bondfield), the future leader of the Jarrow marchers (Ellen Wildinson) and the founding spirit of the Open University (Jennie Lee).

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  • Owen, Elizabeth, Fashion in Photographs 1920-1940, 1993, p. 55

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