Margaret Wintringham, Mabel Philipson and Gwendolen Guinness

The next in our series on women MPs by the House of Commons Hansard Writing Team. Margaret Wintringham (1879-1955), Mabel Philipson (1887-1951) and Gwendolen Guinness (1881-1956) became MPs when they won by-elections in seats previously held by their husbands, following Nancy Astor who had also been elected to her husband’s seat. While not frequent speakers, they made a significant contribution to Parliament’s work by co-ordinating cross-party initiatives, supporting and opposing legislation, and breaking new ground as the first women to take up particular roles. Wintringham was the first British-born woman to take a seat in Parliament and the first female … Continue reading Margaret Wintringham, Mabel Philipson and Gwendolen Guinness