Women's Labour League


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Employer Mary Gawthorpe
After her momentous decision, at the age of nineteen, that she must support her mother instead of going on to university, MG decided to leave St Michael's (though they offered to raise her salary to...
politics Isabella Ormston Ford
IOF , along with her friend Mary Gawthorpe , travelled together to Leicester to attend the first annual conference of the Women's Labour League .
Hannam, June. Isabella Ford. Basil Blackwell, 1989.
politics Mary Gawthorpe
Tom Garrs introduced MG to Socialist politics. This was a time, she wrote later, when in a place the size of Leeds the labour movement was deeply aware but not yet moving, much less on...
politics Katharine Bruce Glasier
KBG helped in the founding on this day of the Women's Labour League . She was an active member from its inception.
Balshaw, June Marion. Suffrage, solidarity and strife: political partnerships and the women’s movement 1880-1930. University of Greenwich, 1998.
Law, Cheryl. Women: A Modern Political Dictionary. I.B. Tauris & Co., 2000.
politics Katharine Bruce Glasier
She sat on the executive committee of the WLL from 1907 to 1918.
Law, Cheryl. Women: A Modern Political Dictionary. I.B. Tauris & Co., 2000.
Author summary Katharine Bruce Glasier
Katharine Bruce Glasier was a socialist-feminist writer and activist at the turn of the nineteenth century whose writing advances her ideas for social reform. She wrote newspaper articles, pamphlets, short stories, and novels all in...
Textual Production Clementina Black
As a member of the Women's Industrial Council and the Women's Labour League , CB advocated trade unionism, consumer action, more factory legislation, and the establishment of a minimum wage. She lectured and wrote extensively...
Travel Mary Gawthorpe
MG arrived in London representing the Leeds Women's Labour League .
Gawthorpe, Mary. Up Hill to Holloway. Traversity Press, 1962.


9 March 1906
The Women's Labour League was founded by Mary Fenton MacPherson and Margaret MacDonald ; the WLL provided campaign support for Labour candidates but was not offically connected to the Labour Party until 1908.
June 1908
The Women's Labour League established its first Scottish branch in Glasgow.
The Women's Labour League gained affiliation with the Labour Party in London.
January 1911
The League Leaflet, a magazine for members of the Women's Labour League , began publication in London.
Early 1918
The Women's Labour League merged with the Labour Party to become the Women's Section: this happened when the Party's new constitution allowed women (and other people) to join as independent members.