Lila Clunas

Other names: 
Although known as Lila, her first name was Maggie.
1876- 29 December 1968

Born in Glasgow, Lila Clunas trained as a teacher at Moray House and then taught in Dundee, at Brown Street School.
She was a member of the Independent Labour Party and became involved with the suffrage movement in 1906, joining the Women's Freedom League in 1907.
In 1909 she was a member of a nine woman delegation to Prime Minister Asquith. She was arrested and sentenced to three weeks in prison. She went on hunger strike and was released early.
in 1943 she became a Labour Party Councillor on Dundee Town Council. She served until 1964. She died in 1968, aged 92.

Women on the Shelf block
Dundee Women's Trail
2008, p27
Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Ewan, Innes, Reynolds, Pipes (eds), EUP, 2006, page77
"Women on the Shelf" block
Glasgow Women's Library