Women Labour MPs
4 of 19 portraits of Jennie Lee
Women Labour MPs
by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1929
5 5/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (143 mm x 192 mm)
Sittersback to top
- Ethel Bentham (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 33 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 33 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Front row, left to right: Lady Cynthia Mosley (1898-1933), Miss Susan Lawrence (1871-1947), the Rt. Hon. Margaret Bondfield (1873-1953), Miss Ellen Wilkinson (1891-1947), Miss Jennie Lee (1904-1988)
Back row: Dr. Marion Phillips (1881-1932), Miss Edith Picton-Turberville (1872-1960), Dr. Ethel Bentham (1861-1931), Miss Mary Agnes Hamilton (1882-1966).
This photograph was taken to mark the first election following the introduction of universal suffrage in 1928. Among the MPs photographed are the first woman cabinet minister (Margaret Bondfield), the future leader of the Jarrow marchers (Ellen Wilkinson) and the founding spirit of the Open University (Jennie Lee).
Linked publicationsback to top
- Owen, Elizabeth, Fashion in Photographs 1920-1940, 1993, p. 55