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Countess of Crewe

Margaret Crewe, Marchioness of Crewe (1881-1967), known as Peggy, grew up in a political family. She married the Earl of Crewe, a Liberal politician, in 1899. At the outbreak of war in 1914 she was appointed by Herbert Samuel MP, President of Local Government Board and a member of the wartime Cabinet, to chair the Central Committee on Women's Employment. Under her chairmanship, the committee ran the Queen Mary's Work for Women Fund, which financed work schemes for women unemployed as a result of the war.

Lady Crewe's fellow committee members were all women (including Margaret Bondfield, Susan Lawrence and Marion Philips, who all later went on to become MPs), making the Crewe report additionally significant as possibly the first government report drawn up solely by women.