My mother’s illness fitted into this protest against the treatment of the sick who could not pay, the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste, the extravagance, and the poverty.
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|Birth:||8th October, 1891|
|Death:||6th February, 1947|
Ellen Cicely Wilkinson was born in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, UK. She was a British Labour Party politician who served as Minister of Education from July 1945 until her death. As the Member of Parliament for Jarrow, she became a national figure when, in 1936, she figured prominently in the Jarrow March of the town's unemployed to London, to petition for the right to work. After graduating from the University of Manchester she worked for a women's suffrage organisation and later as a trade union officer. She was elected Labour MP for Middlesbrough East in 1924. She was a strong advocate for the Republican faction in the Spanish Civil War, and made several visits to the battle zones.
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