Edith Picton-Turbervill: Difference between revisions

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==Labour Party==
It was during the war years that she seems to have made her first contact with people from the Labour Party, and amongst them; [[George Lansbury]] and [[Margaret Bondfield]]. Bondfield seems to have especially influenced her, and she was greatly impressed by [[Arthur Henderson]]'s '’The'The Aims of Labour'' (1918).
 
She joined the [[Labour Party (UK)|Labour Party]] in 1919, and became a parliamentary candidate for [[Islington North (UK Parliament constituency)|Islington North]] at the [[1922 United Kingdom general election|1922 general election]]. [[Maude Royden]] and [[Isabella Ford]] were among those who gave her active support in the campaign, and although she had little hope of winning the seat, she did increase the Labour Party's share of the vote.