'Women in Parliament in World War One & World War Two

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30 April 2014

Dr Mari Takayanagi from the Parliamentary Archives examines how shortages of men and family connections gave women unexpected opportunities to work in Parliament during the First and Second World Wars.

Among the experiences explored will be Girl Messengers, munitions workers under Central Lobby, Lords Accountant May Court, Hansard reporter Jean Winder, and Kay Midwinter, the first female Clerk.

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