Agnes Agnew Hardie (née Pettigrew)

(1874 – 24 March 1951) 

Agnes Hardie will feature in the March of Women on 7th March 2015, a procession of women from Glasgow and beyond spilling out of Glasgow Women’s Library onto the streets of Bridgeton to celebrate the achievements of women past and present.

Agnes' association with the Labour movement began when she was a shop girl in Glasgow. She was a pioneer member of the Shop Assistants' Union, acting for some years as organizer. During the Great War she was a woman's organizer of the Labour Party and was a member of the then Glasgow Education Authority. She married George Hardie, who was a Member of Parliament (MP) and brother of Keir Hardie. After an early career in the National Union of Shop Assistants, she was the Women's Organizer for the Labour Party in Scotland from 1918-23.

At the Glasgow Springburn by-election in 1937 caused by the death of her husband, she was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow Springburn, and held the seat until her retirement at the 1945 general election.

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