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Margaret Grace Bondfield

(1873-1953), Trade unionist, campaigner for women's interests and politician; MP for Wallsend, Northampton and first woman cabinet minister

Sitter in 9 portraits
Trade union leader and politician. Apprenticed in the drapery trade, Margaret Bondfield became assistant secretary in the National Union of Shop Assistants in 1898, rising through various offices to become the first woman chairman of the TUC in 1923. Labour MP for Northampton (1923-4) and Wallsend (1926-31), as Minister of Labour (1929-31) she was the first British woman cabinet minister.

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Margaret Grace Bondfield, by W. Milner Knight - NPG 3966

Margaret Grace Bondfield

by W. Milner Knight
watercolour on ivory, 1937
NPG 3966

Margaret Grace Bondfield, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19248

Margaret Grace Bondfield

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 February 1922
NPG x19248

Margaret Grace Bondfield, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x194240

Margaret Grace Bondfield

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, circa 1924
NPG x194240

Women Labour MPs, by Unknown photographer - NPG x30000

Women Labour MPs

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1929
NPG x30000

'The Labour Cabinet, 1929', by Barratt's - NPG x197884

'The Labour Cabinet, 1929'

by Barratt's
bromide postcard print, 1929
NPG x197884

Margaret Grace Bondfield, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x165335

Margaret Grace Bondfield

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1930
NPG x165335

Margaret Grace Bondfield, copy by Elliott & Fry - NPG x92795

Margaret Grace Bondfield

copy by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 5 January 1948
NPG x92795

Margaret Grace Bondfield, copy by Elliott & Fry - NPG x86409

Margaret Grace Bondfield

copy by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 5 January 1948
NPG x86409

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