Dorothy Rees blue plaque in Barry

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Dame Dorothy Rees 1898-1987 MP and social reformer was born here

Dame Dorothy Mary Rees DBE (29 July 1898 – August 1987) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom, and was briefly a Member of Parliament (MP).Rees was a schoolteacher in South Wales and a member of Barry Borough Council, and an alderman of Glamorgan County Council. At the 1950 general election, she was elected as MP for the constituency of Barry, but lost her seat at the 1951 general election to the Conservative Raymond Gower. In Parliament, she served as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Edith Summerskill, the Minister of National Insurance.She served as a member of the National advisory committee for National Insurance, the Joint Education Committee for Wales, Welsh Teaching Hospitals Board, and was awarded a CBE in 1964, and a DBE in 1975.

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