Muriel Dowbiggin

Muriel Dowbiggin: Suffragist and peace activist

Politician, suffrage campaigner, mayor and peace campaigner. Muriel was a member of the Women’s Liberal Association and the Women Citizens Association. She was an organiser for the League of Nations Union, the international peace organisation formed at the end of WWI. In the 1920s she was elected as a city councillor, becoming Mayor of Lancaster in 1940 (the third woman to hold this position). She was also a Governor for Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School.

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