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Mo Mowlam

(1949-2005), Journalist, writer and Labour politician; MP for Redcar

Marjorie ('Mo') Mowlam

Sitter in 2 portraits
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 1997 to 1999, where she played an important role in orchestrating the Good Friday Agreement, signed on 10 April 1998, effectively ending the thirty-year conflict in Northern Ireland known as The Troubles. Mo Mowlam was one of Tony Blair's most popular ministers with a direct and human approach to politics. A member of the Labour party since 1969, she became Labour MP for Redcar in 1987, standing down at the last election in 2001. An opposition front bench spokesperson from 1988 to 1997, she was a member of the Shadow Cabinet from 1992 to 1997. After her death, Tony Blair described her as 'one of the shrewdest political minds I ever encountered'.

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Mo Mowlam, by John Keane - NPG 6468

Mo Mowlam

by John Keane
oil on canvas, 2001
NPG 6468

Mo Mowlam, by Victoria Carew Hunt - NPG x88081

Mo Mowlam

by Victoria Carew Hunt
bromide fibre print, 1998
NPG x88081


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