Florence Cayford

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Dame Florence Evelyne Cayford, DBE, JP (14 June 1897 – 25 February 1987)[1] was a Labour politician in London.

From 1937–65 Cayford served as a member of Hampstead Borough Council, leading the Labour group 1945–58. She sat an alderman on the London County Council, of which she was Chairman in 1960. She continued as a councillor on the newly formed London Borough of Camden from 1964, serving as Deputy Mayor 1967–68 and Mayor 1968–69, and represented Islington on the Greater London Council from 1964-67.[2]

In the 1965 Birthday Honours, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) for "political and public services".[3]


  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Times. London, England. 13 June 1987. p. 26. Tomorrow: ... Dame Florence Cayford, former member, LCC and GLC, 90; ... 
  2. ^ "Greater London Council: Election Results". The Times. London, England. 10 April 1964. p. 15. 
  3. ^ "No. 43667". The London Gazette (Supplement). 4 June 1965. p. 5480. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Sidney Barton
Chairman of the London County Council
Succeeded by
Harold Shearman