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Eveline Mary Lowe (née Farran) (29 November 1869 - 30 May 1956) was a teacher and Labour Party politician.

Born in Bermondsey, she was the daughter of the Reverend John Farren, a Congregational Minister. Following training as a teacher at Homerton College, she subsequently a lecturer at the college and eventually vice-principal in 1894. In 1903 she married Dr. George Carter Lowe, retiring from her job at Cambridge.

She became active in the Labour movement: she was elected to Bermondsey Board of Guardians and in 1919 she was co-opted as a member of the London County Council education committee. From 1922-46 she represented Bermondsey West on the London County Council.

In 1939 she became first female Chairman of the London County Council. She was created a freeman of the Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey.

ReferencesEdit

Dictionary of National Biography. Who’s Who

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