Red Clydeside: A history of the labour movement in Glasgow 1910-1932


Election address of three Labour candidates for Govan Fairfield ward, 1920

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Combined election address of Mary Barbour, Emmanuel Shinwell and Tom Kerr, Labour candidates for the Govan Fairfield ward in the Glasgow Municipal elections of 1920.

Mary Barbour was one of the leaders of the rent strikes of 1915 who went on to become the first woman Labour Councillor in Glasgow.

Tom Kerr was a member of the Independent Labour Party and was responsible for establishing the Socialist Choir in Glasgow. He would later go on to become Lord Provost of Glasgow. Emmanuel Shinwell would be elected to parliament in 1922 as Labour MP for Linthlithgow and would go on to serve as a minister in the first Labour government of 1924.