ELIZABETH W. BRADDOCK - AUTOGRAPH 09/23/1952 - HFSID 142820
ELIZABETH W. BRADDOCK The British politician and social worker signs her name in red ink on this green slip of paper Signature: "Elizabeth M Braddock MP/Liverpool Exchange/23/9/1952" in red ink. 6x5¼.
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ELIZABETH W. BRADDOCK
The British politician and social worker signs her name in red ink on this green slip of paper
Signature: "Elizabeth M Braddock MP/Liverpool Exchange/23/9/1952" in red ink. 6x5¼. Elizabeth Margaret Braddock (1899-1970), known as Bessie Braddock, was a British Labor politician. Nicknamed 'Battling Bessie', she was an ardent socialist and fiery campaigner. Throughout her long political career, she took a passionate interest in matters relating to maternity, child welfare and youth crime. Liverpool in the early part of the 20th century had the highest rates of pauperism and infant mortality in the country, and the experience of growing up amid these social conditions led Braddock to devote her life to fight for the disadvantaged. In her youth Braddock attended socialist Sunday school, and graduated to membership of the Independent Labor Party. Braddock thought the ILP was not radical enough, leaving in 1920 to join the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1921 she made her first public speech at a political demonstration in support of the unemployed of the city. In 1945 Braddock was elected Member of Parliament for Liverpool Exchange at the 1945 election and represented the seat for 24 years. In the House of Commons, she fought to achieve better housing conditions, better educational opportunities, and support for workers' organizations. Toned. Adhesive residue on left margin. Corners rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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