Margaret Mitchell, Canadian politician and social activist, Died at 92

  Activist, Politician

Margaret Anne Mitchell (née Learoyd) was born on July 17, 1925, and died on March 8, 2017.

She was a social activist and the New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Vancouver East from 1979 until 1993.

Professionally trained as a social worker.

Margaret was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1979 federal election.

Mitchell voted against a pay raise for MPs, in 1980, and subsequently donated her additional pay to charity establishing the Margaret Mitchell Fund for Women.

Margaret Mitchell passed away at 92 years old.