|Britannia Idalia Gumbs
Britannia Idalia Gumbs was a politician from Anguilla and the first woman to sit in the House of Assembly of Anguilla.
Idalia Gumbs was the first woman to become a member of Anguilla’s legislature with her appointment, in 1972, as a Nominated Member of the Anguilla Council. She became and an Elected Representative in 1976 and served until 1980.
In 1977, Gumbs seconded the successful no-confidence motion against then Chief Minister Ronald Webster. With the appointment of Emile Gumbs as the new Chief Minister, she was made Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism.
Gumbs was a founding member of the Anguilla National Alliance (ANA).
Death and legacy
Idalia Gumbs died in 2000.
Gumbs' image appears on the 30c stamp issued on 8 March 2001 as part of the United Nations Women's Human Rights Campaign.