The wife of the Socialist member for Blackburn is almost as capable a politician as her clever husband. Indeed, she has often acted as Mr. Snowden's substitute at meetings when his health, which has been some-what precarious since an accident in his early days left him more or less of a cripple, has prevented him from fulfilling engagements. The daughter of Richard Annakin, a well-to-do builder of Harrogate, Mrs. Snowden, who was married in 1905, was intended for the teaching profession; but, after a short term of employ-ment as a teacher in Leeds, she identified herself largely with temperance work, and her ability as a lecturer and public speaker soon earned for her the reputation of being "the most eloquent living Englishwoman." It was during a vigorous campaign against intemperance in 1904 that she first met Mr. Snow-den - himself an ardent advocate of temperance - and their marriage has proved an ideal one in every way. Mrs. Snowden, who was born in 1882, lives at Golder's Green, and her one absorbing hobby is work.
Mrs. Philip Snowden Elliott & Fry