Margaret Bondfield (1873 - 1953)


Margaret Bondfield was a trades unionist, women's rights activist and political leader. She had had a number of union roles and was sbsequently elected to the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in 1918. In 1923, Bondfield became the first woman to chair the TUC General Council. In 1926 she was elected Labour M.P. for Wallsend, and became Britain's first female cabinet minister, when she was appointed Minister of Labour in 1929.
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055899:Right Hon. Margaret Bondfield Unknown 1929

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Margaret Bondfield, 1919
- Photo 27th August, 1919 from the from the United States Library of Congress, c/o Wikimedia Commons noting there are no known copyright restrictions.

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Verbatim debate on suffrage and equality, 1907.

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