|Member of Parliament for Norwich|
6 December 1923 – 28 October 1924
Serving with Walter Robert Smith
|Preceded by||George Henry Roberts|
|Succeeded by||James Griffyth Fairfax|
17 August 1884|
|Died||29 February 1964(aged 79)|
|Spouse(s)||R. Tanner Smith
(m. 1936, d. 1939)
(m. 1945, d. 1947)
|Alma mater||Girton College, Cambridge|
Education and early career
Jewson was educated at Norwich High School for Girls and Girton College, Cambridge, before becoming a teacher. With her brother, she carried out a large-scale investigation into poverty in the city. It was published as The Destitute of Norwich. As a pacifist she opposed the First World War.
At the 1923 general election, she was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Norwich, one of the first three women—Margaret Bondfield and Susan Lawrence were the others—to be elected as Labour MPs. However, she lost her seat at the 1924 general election, and never returned to Parliament.
From 1927 to 1936, she was a member of Norwich City Council. In 1936 she married firstly R. Tanner Smith, who died in 1939. She married secondly, in 1945, Campbell Stephen, member of parliament for Glasgow Camlachie. He died in 1947.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Dorothy Jewson
- Dorothy Jewson on Schoolnet
- Dorothy Jewson at the Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
George Henry Roberts
|Member of Parliament for Norwich
With: Walter Robert Smith
James Griffyth Fairfax
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