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Britannia Idalia Gumbs
(dob - 2000)
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Britannia Idalia Gumbs

Britannia Idalia Gumbs was a politician from Anguilla and the first woman to sit in the House of Assembly of Anguilla.

Career

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.

Idalia Gumbs

Sources
http://theanguillian.com/2013/11/bringing-in-the-sheaves-by-colville-l-petty/
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Idalia Gumbs
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OCCUPATION: Politician
 
BIRTHPLACE: Anguilla
 
DIED: 2000
DEATHPLACE: Anguilla
 
NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
First female parliamentarian in Anguilla
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