Publications

Blogposts

Blogposts for Parliament’s Vote 100 Exhibition Project:

Blogposts for the History of Parliament:

Blogposts on women’s history for the Parliamentary Archives:

Journal articles

Forthcoming: Feb 2018 – ‘Women and the Vote: the Parliamentary Path to Equal Franchise 1918-1928’, Parliamentary History special issue marking 100 years of the Representation of the People Act 1918, edited by Stuart Ball

‘The Home Front in the “Westminster Village”: women staff in Parliament during the Second World War’, in Women’s History Review special issue on Home Fronts: Gender, War and Conflicts

‘Women staff in the “Westminster Village” during the First World War’, in Women’s History – Journal of the Women’s History Network, volume 2 issue 2, summer 2015

‘A Changing House: the Life Peerages Act 1958’, Parliamentary History, Volume 27 Issue 3, October 2008. Access for subscribers to the Wiley Online Library

‘Fifty Years of Women Peers’, History Today, Volume 58 Issue 6, June 2008.

Contributions to edited collections

Forthcoming: 2017 – ”’One of the most revolutionary proposals that has ever been put before the House”: the passage of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918′, chapter for Labour, Radicalism and the First World War, edited by Lucy Bland and Richard Carr

Contributor on Parliament and women in The Story of Parliament: Celebrating 750 years of Parliament in Britain by the History of Parliament Trust (St James’s Press, 2015). Buy from the Parliament Shop. Or read the e-book via the History of Parliament website

Two articles published in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography in September 2014:

  • Midwinter [married name Midwinter-Vergin], Kathleen Margaret [Kay] (1909–1995), first female clerk in the House of Commons and United Nations official
  • Ashworth [married name Jewill-Rogers], Mary Howard [May], (1863–1928),
    businesswoman and official typist to the Houses of Parliament

Aftermath of Suffrage‘They have made their mark entirely out of proportion to their numbers’: Women and Parliamentary Committees, c.1918-1945’ chapter in The Aftermath of Suffrage: Women, Gender, and Politics in Britain, 1918-1945, edited by Julie Gottlieb and Richard Toye (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). A review is here.

Victoria Tower Treasures from the Parliamentary Archives, joint author. December 2010. Read a blog review

Thesis

My PhD thesis ‘Parliament and Women c.1900-1945’ (2012) is available on the King’s Research Portal.

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