CITY'S FIRST FEMALE MP RECOGNISED WITH BLUE PLAQUE

September 13, 2019

A Blue Heritage plaque, commemorating Sunderland’s first woman MP was unveiled in the city centre. University of Sunderland academic and researcher Dr Sarah Hellawell campaigned to secure the plaque, marking the work of Labour Party politician Marion Phillips who held her seat in the city between 1929 and 1931. Houghton and Sunderland South MP Bridget Phillipson unveiled the plaque during a ceremony at the former Labour Party Committee Rooms in Foyle Street.

 

SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_028SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_028The Heritage Blue Plaque in honour of Dr Marion Phillips MP, Sunderland's first elected MP is unveiled in Foyle Street, Picture: DAVID WOOD SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_037SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_037Dr Sarah Hellawell from Sunderland University officially unveils the Heritage Blue Plaque in honour of Dr Marion Phillips MP during the event in Foyle Street Picture: DAVID WOOD SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_018SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_018Dr Sarah Hellawell from Sunderland University officially unveils the Heritage Blue Plaque in honour of Dr Marion Phillips MP during the event in Foyle Street Picture: DAVID WOOD SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_023SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_023The Heritage Blue Plaque in honour of Dr Marion Phillips MP, Sunderland's first elected MP is unveiled in Foyle Street, Picture: DAVID WOOD SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_024SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_024The Heritage Blue Plaque in honour of Dr Marion Phillips MP, Sunderland's first elected MP is unveiled in Foyle Street, Picture: DAVID WOOD SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_035SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_035Dr Sarah Hellawell from Sunderland University officially unveils the Heritage Blue Plaque in honour of Dr Marion Phillips MP during the event in Foyle Street Picture: DAVID WOOD SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_012SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_012The Heritage Blue Plaque in honour of Dr Marion Phillips MP, Sunderland's first elected MP is unveiled in Foyle Street, Picture: DAVID WOOD SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_003SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_003Bridget Phillipson MP speaks during the event to unveil the Heritage Blue Plaque in honour of Dr Marion Phillips MP Picture: DAVID WOOD SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_002SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_002Bridget Phillipson MP speaks during the event to unveil the Heritage Blue Plaque in honour of Dr Marion Phillips MP Picture: DAVID WOOD SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_031SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_031Bridget Phillipson MP speaks during the event to unveil the Heritage Blue Plaque in honour of Dr Marion Phillips MP Picture: DAVID WOOD SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_010SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_010The Heritage Blue Plaque in honour of Dr Marion Phillips MP, Sunderland's first elected MP is unveiled in Foyle Street, Picture: DAVID WOOD SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_039SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_039Dr Sarah Hellawell from Sunderland University officially unveils the Heritage Blue Plaque in honour of Dr Marion Phillips MP during the event in Foyle Street Picture: DAVID WOOD SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_043SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_043Dr Sarah Hellawell from Sunderland University with Bridget Phillipson MP following the unveiling of the Heritage Blue Plaque in honour of Dr Marion Phillips MP Picture: DAVID WOOD SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_027SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING_13-09-19_DJW_027The Heritage Blue Plaque in honour of Dr Marion Phillips MP, Sunderland's first elected MP is unveiled in Foyle Street, Picture: DAVID WOOD

https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/more/news/story/plaque-unveiled-to-sunderlands-first-female-mp-1110

https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/more/news/story/a-tale-of-two-marions-how-a-92-year-old-was-named-after-first-female-mp-in-sunderland-1005
 


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