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Tony Benn; Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle; Eirene Lloyd White, Baroness White of Rhymney; Harold Wilson; Anne Kerr: Jennie Lee; James Callaghan; George Alfred Brown, Baron George-Brown; Bessie Braddock

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Tony Benn; Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle; Eirene Lloyd White, Baroness White of Rhymney; Harold Wilson; Anne Kerr: Jennie Lee; James Callaghan; George Alfred Brown, Baron George-Brown; Bessie Braddock

by David Newell-Smith
gelatin silver print, October 1968
12 in. x 15 in. (306 mm x 380 mm) overall
Given by Sonya Newell-Smith, 2018
Photographs Collection
NPG x200306

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Portia Dadley

20 November 2019, 13:05

The unidentified woman in this portrait might be Labour MP Anne Kerr (1925-73), a founder member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, who participated in the Aldermaston protest marches. 1968/9 was a significant time for her, and perhaps the reason why she would be with Labour Front Benchers in this image. She protested against the execution of three black Rhodesians in 1968 and campaigned in 1969 for an end to arms sales to Nigeria. She was known for her opposition to the Vietnam war, particularly after she was physically attacked and arrested by police in Chicago in August 1968.


28 February 2019, 13:42

A few easily identifiable missing sitters here, and others could be established by looking at for a front on view.

So, from left to right Tony Benn (not catalogued); unidentified man; Barbara Castle (not catalogued); Eirene White; Harold Wilson; unidentified woman; Jennie Lee; James Callaghan; George Brown; unidentified man; Bessie Braddock

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