Politics/ Activism

(Listed a-z)

ALICE BACON
Labour Party Politician
(1909- 1993)
Normanton, West Yorkshire
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LILLIAN BILOCCA (AND THE HEADSCARF REVOLUTIONARIES)
Fisheries campaigner

(1929- 1988)
Hull
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BETTY BOOTHROYD
First female speaker of the House of Commons

(b. 1929)
Dewsbury, Yorkshire
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BESSIE BRADDOCK
Member of Parliament

(1899-1970)
Liverpool
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CARTIMANDUA
Queen of the Brigantes

(AD34- AD69)
The North
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DAME BARBARA CASTLE
Longest-serving female MP in the history of the House of Commons
(1910-2002)
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
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LADY ANNE CLIFFORD
Rightful Heir to the Clifford Estates, fought for 40 years to inherit her Father’s estate
(1590-1676)
Skipton
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LEONORA COHEN
Militant Suffragette
(1873-1978)
Leeds
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JO COX
Member of Parliament

(1974-2016)
Batley, West Yorkshire
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ALISON GARTHWAITE
Founder of Reclaim the Night and Leeds Labour Councillor
Leeds
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MARY GREY, COUNTESS GREY
The Countess Grey
(1776-1861)
Whitehaven, Cumbria
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OLWYN HOCKING
Leading player in the North East and Cumbria’s broadcasting industry
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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SYLVIA LANCASTER
Campaigner and CEO of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation

Rossendale, Lancashire
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CONNIE LEWCOCK
British Suffragette and socialist
(1894-1980
Horncastle
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MO MOWLAM
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

(1949- 2005)
Redcar
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CHI ONWURAH MP
Member of Parliament and electrical engineer
(b.1965)
Wallsend, North Tyneside
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SYLVIA PANKHURST
Suffragette and anti-fascist activist
(1882-1960)
Manchester
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LAURA PIDCOCK
British Labour Party Politician
(b.1987)
North Shields
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DOROTHY ROBSON
First Female Councillor, and first female Labour Councillor in Northumberland
(1900-1984)
Northumberland
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THERESA RUSSELL
Longest serving Councillor for Newcastle
(1910-2006)
Newcastle
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