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Hazel Brown isn t surprised when she
meets people who have never heard of
The few who recognise the name know
her as the mother of former T&T prime
minister Patrick Manning. But hardly anyone
remembers that she was an esteemed politi-
cian in her own right, voted into local office
in 1968, then reelected in 1971.
"People were voting for Elaine, not for
him," Brown said, of Patrick Manning s early
career. "It must have been the influence of
his mother who got him where he is."
The histories of women like Elaine Man-
ning are highlighted in a new book, made
public last week, that gives a year-by-year
recounting of all the women who have run
for local political offices for the last seven
decades. Women in Local Government Elec-
tions in Trinidad and Tobago 1946-2013
was penned by Brown, the outgoing co-
ordinator of the Network of NGOs of T&T
for the Advancement of Women, and edited
by Dr Sheila Rampersad.
Brown and Rampersad discussed the
highlights of the book at a presentation
Wednesday at the Arima branch of Eastern
Credit Union. They said their aim was to
gather a comprehensive roster of the women
who have played a role in politics since
before the nation s inception---long before
T&T elected its first female prime minister
"No longer can anyone claim that they
didn t know where to find information on
women in the electoral process, or that the
information was not available," Rampersad
said. "All writers, commentators, and radio talk show
hosts should have this."
The project has been in the works since 2006,
when Brown tried to hunt down records of women
involved in local elections and realised such archives
did not exist. So she decided to create her own. But
assembling a complete list was no small task, and
required hunting down records from libraries, news-
paper clips, political party archives, and personal
Brown refused to allow others to borrow her col-
lection of notes from her desk, for fear that the
archives would get lost or scattered and the little-
known history would remain obscured forever. Some
days, she wondered if the herculean effort would
ever be completed.
"Today is like one of those days when you see your
grandchildren born," Brown said.
At the outset of the project, Brown---herself men-
tioned in the book as an unsuccessful candidate in
the 1987 election---estimated that there were probably
about 100 women who had run for local office over
the years. Instead, she tracked down about 500 names
of women candidates---astonishing, she said, since
so few of those names are widely known now.
In the process of hunting down the names of some
of these women, Brown and her research assistants
took out a full-page advertisement in a newspaper
calling for those who knew of female candidates from
previous decades to come forward.
Almost immediately, the phone calls came flooding
in. Brown was shocked.
"Some people called almost in tears," Brown said.
"One man said, My mother was a local government
councillor and she worked her [tail] off, and nobody
ever remembered her after she left. "
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New book highlights
women in local government
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