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Welcome to the Hannah Mitchell Foundation website.

Hannah Mitchell in AshtonWe are a campaign for democratic government in the North of England. We are not tied to any one party and our members are drawn from Labour, Green, Liberal Democrats – but most members are ‘non-aligned’, We even have one or two Conservative supporters!

We take our inspiration from Hannah Mitchell, socialist, suffragette and rebel. She was proudly ‘Northern’ and campaigned tirelessly across the North of England – for workers’ rights and a better life for women and children. She wrote some highly political sketches in Lancashire dialect (as ‘Daisy Nook’) for Labour’s Northern Voice in the 1920s – she believed that culture was important and should be for everyone, not just an elite.

We don’t get any funding from anywhere other than our members’ subscriptions – so we are dependent on people joining. And none of our officers get paid.

IMG_8840We encourage members to play an active part in the Foundation’s work – organising events, writing articles and generally promoting our work. We are very happy to provide speakers to organisations, societies and parties (both sorts!). Please use the ‘contact’ page to get in touch.