People of Leeds #14: Norma Hutchinson

In the final of three special articles to mark our Unfinished Business exhibition focusing on Women in our collections, we present resources exploring the life of Trade Unionist and local Councillor, Norma Hutchinson.

This article is #14 in our People of Leeds series – mini biographies of lesser-known contributors to Leeds’ rich heritage. 

Biographical details for Norma Hutchinson – the first Jamaican elected to Leeds City Council – can be found in The Guardian’s 2004 obituary.

Norma’s life and achievements are marked by a the name of a Chapeltown park, and a memorial bench on Chapeltown Road.

All images (c) Leeds Libraries,

Reproduced below are articles from the Yorkshire Evening Post, which provide more biographical details about Norma Hutchinson – click an image to expand and zoom to read the text:

Yorkshire Evening Post, 07.02.2004
Yorkshire Evening Post, 16.06.2006
Yorkshire Evening Post, 21.08.2008

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