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Cicely Dean Corbett

Cicely Dean Corbett (later Cicely Corbett Fisher)

Dates: 1885 - 1959

Lived at: 8 Heathgate (from c1922)

Suffrage organisation(s):

  • National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies,
  • Women's Industrial Council,
  • Anti-Sweating League,
  • Liberal Women's Suffrage Group,
  • Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage,
  • International Women’s Franchise Club,
  • Actresses Franchise League,
  • East St Pancras NUWSS,
  • International Women’s Suffrage Alliance

Key roles:
  • Suffrage lecturer,
  • Secretary of the International Women’s Franchise Club,
  • Member of the council of the Actresses Franchise League
  • Executive of the East St Pancras NUWSS,
  • Chair of the Hendon Women Citizen’s Council 1926-27

1911 Census:
  • Complied; listed as a suffrage lecturer at her parents' house in Sussex.

Militant Activities:
  • N/a – suffragist rather than suffragette

Other achievements:
  • Campaigned against low pay and poor working conditions at the Women's Industrial Council,
  • Organised conferences for the Anti-Sweating League,
  • Continued to campaign for women's suffrage after the First World War with the International Women’s Suffrage Alliance.
  • Became a Fabian and member of the Labour party

(Her sister, Margery Corbett Ashby was Secretary of the NUWSS from 1907 (and is named on the Fawcett statue))

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