Women Tagged 'Councillor'

Portrait by Alec Grieve

Agnes Husband

Posted on May 28th, 2012 · Posted in Twenty-five Footsteps

One of Dundee’s first female councillors, she worked long and conscientiously on behalf of the poor and for better education. As a member of the suffrage movement, she spoke, wrote and campaigned with gusto. She also supported and encouraged her… read more

Brougham, Janet Muir née Ogilvie – Weaver and Councillor

Posted on November 12th, 2012 · Posted in Further Footsteps

Born in Dunfermline, she attended Queen Anne High School then started work as a linen weaver (her father was an active trade unionist in the linen industry). When he was blacklisted, the family moved to Northern England, then later returned… read more

Florence Horsbrugh

Posted on May 28th, 2012 · Posted in Twenty-five Footsteps

First woman MP for Dundee, first Conservative woman cabinet minister, first woman Privy Councillor … and more besides. Florence Horsbrugh came into politics almost by accident, when she stood in for an absent speaker. Born into an Edinburgh family, she… read more

Miller, Mrs Lily Binnie – First Woman Town Councillor

Posted on November 14th, 2012 · Posted in Further Footsteps

Although other women before her served on the Parish Council, Lily was Dundee’s first female town councillor. She lived in Kenmore Terrace and worked as manageress of a biscuit factory. In 1923 she was elected to the Parish Council for… read more