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Dr Lyndsey Jenkins 

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Lyndsey Jenkins is a historian of women, gender and politics in Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Most recently she has been a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, undertaking a project on Labour women MPs 1945-1979. She is the Deputy Director for the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary’s Centre for Politics, Policy and Public Life. She earned her doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2018. She has published widely on women’s political activism, and her books include a Sunday Times Biography of the Year. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Prior to her academic career she was a civil servant, and for much of that time was a government speechwriter.