Edith Summerskill: The Life and Times of a Pioneering Feminist Labour MP (Hardcover)

Edith Summerskill: The Life and Times of a Pioneering Feminist Labour MP By Mary Honeyball Cover Image
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Edith Summerskill was a remarkable politician, feminist, physician, campaigner and writer. At a time when there were few powerful women in public life, Dr Edith, as she was known, served in Clement Attlee's transformational post-war Labour government and oversaw the National Insurance scheme which solidified the welfare state in Britain. Here, Labour MEP Mary Honeyball, provides the first biography of this remarkable early pioneer for women in politics. Honeyball shows how Edith Summerskill's direct campaigning was instrumental in promoting women's causes throughout her life and lays out her remarkable achievements in securing the equal rights of housewives and divorced women over property. This is an uplifting and enlightening account of a forgotten Labour hero.

About the Author


Mary Honeyball is a former Labour MEP who represented London from 2000-2019. She is author of Parliamentary Pioneers: Labour Women MPs 1918-1945 (2015).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781350252424
ISBN-10: 1350252425
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: July 14th, 2022
Pages: 280
Language: English