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  • Robert Capa
Jennie Lee, Independent Socialist Candidate, Bristol Central By-election
© Robert Capa/ Magnum Photos

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Jennie Lee, Independent Socialist Candidate, Bristol Central By-election 1943
  • Scottish Art
This photograph, taken for an American news magazine, shows the campaign headquarters of the socialist politician, Jennie Lee (1904-1988). Born in Lochgelly in Fife, Lee became the youngest ever woman elected to Westminster in 1929 when she won the north Lanark by-election for labour. An ardent supporter of the Soviet Union and energetic campaigner, Lee stood in Bristol Central in 1943 as an independent candidate in support of a two-front war. She lost the election to the government's candidate, Lady Viola Apsley, whose pro-Churchill campaign was described by the press as 'a monument of decorum'.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 253.1
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 20.30 x 24.80 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1999