Elizabeth Andrews was a pioneering political organiser and campaigner, as well as a writer and editor, on the subject of women’s rights, health and education. She was the Labour Party’s first Women’s Organiser for Wales, one of the first female magistrates (JPs) in Wales, and a leading figure establishing branches of the Co-operative Women’s Guild in south Wales. Her apt personal motto “educate, agitate, organise!” befitted a life dedicated to advancing the social and political conditions of working class women. She drew inspiration from her experience growing up in a miner’s household in south Wales, during a period of major social change, political agitation and industrial unrest.

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Citation: Jones, Alexandra. "Elizabeth Andrews". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 July 2018 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14019, accessed 04 October 2023.]

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