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Mary Bamber

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Mary Hardie Bamber (née Little; 18 January 1874 – 4 June 1938), often known as Ma Bamber, was a Scottish socialist, trade unionist, social worker, and suffragist. Her daughter Bessie Braddock was a prominent Labour Member of Parliament (MP). Bamber was active in Liverpool and nationally for the best part of fifty years, present at key moments in Merseyside labour history, in the forefront of several prominent disputes. As a Labour councillor and a Justice of the Peace she promoted the dissemination of contraceptive advice as a mechanism to empower women. Privately educated and living in one of the most affluent parts of Edinburgh, Bamber's early life was very different from that of the poor in Liverpool she was ultimately to live among. However, when still a girl, her lawyer father took to the drink and one day walked out on the family never to be seen again. Her mother Agnes Glanders Little's (née Thomson) life up until then had been poor preparation for the rigours of single
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