Photograph of Joe [Joseph] Cowen, MP
Parliamentary Archives, PHO/11/2/2
Joseph Cowen was MP for Newcastle-upon-Tyne between 1874 and 1886. Cowen was a radical activist, politician, journalist and printer. Cowen was known in the House of Commons for his choice to adopt the dress of a Northumbrian miner, which was, at that time, a great novelty. At Parliament he frequently spoke up for the concerns of his working class constituents.
This section explores his life and career in Parliament.