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HILLS Margaret


Margaret Hills was the first women elected to Stroud Urban District Council.

23 March 1928 the following pen portrait was published in the Stroud Journal

Mrs Margaret Hills of 11 Rowcroft, Stroud is the only lady candidate and if elected will be Stroud's first woman Councillor. The wife of Dr H. W. Hills, during her six years residence in Stroud. Mrs Hills has taken an active part in matters of a social and philanthropic character. She is being nominated as a representative of the Stroud Womens Citizens' Association, of which organisation she is the hon. Secretary. She is also hon-treasurer of the Stroud and District Federation of Infant Welfare Centres and the president-elect of the Stroud branch of the League of Nations Union. Mrs Hills is a Bachelor of Arts (Dublin) and took first class honours at Somerville College, Oxford.

Comment: The way her degree (or more correctly lack of degree) from Oxford is described it would appear that she attended Oxford at a time when women could take the exam bout could not be awarded a degree.

She was first elected to the Coucil in April 1928

She spoke at the No War Meeting in Park Gardens in August 1928

Spoke at October council meeting on discussion of gas supply, recommending people contact the Gas Co as the manager had not had any complaints.


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