First Women Labour Councillor – Oxford
Ruth Uzzell was one of the many gifted working-class women who found in the Labour Movement a way to Ruth Uzzell was a Warwickshire woman
She joined the Independent Labour Party (ILP) in 1903, together with her husband she was prominent in the Labour and Co-operative Movements in Oxfordshire ;
Ruth Uzzell was the first woman to be elected to the Oxford City Council. Yet the cause of the farm workers was dearest and nearest to her, both her father and grand-father had been members of Joseph Arch's, National Agricultural Labourers Union formed in 1872
When a young girl she had worked as a servant in a farm house ; and her first meeting with George Edwards she afterwards spoke of as a red-letter day in her life.
Ruth Uzzell became a National Union of Agricultural Workers branch secretary, district and county committee secretary as well as a union National Executive Committee member for twenty-two years (1933-1945),Her lively speeches were welcomed on Labour Party and N.U.A.W. platforms all over
Ruth Uzell was selfless and unswerving service to their class.
Source: Reg Groves: Sharpen the Sickle, the history of the Farm Workers Union