Meet Barbara, dogged leader of the party for common sense

Barbara Andrew is one of the most inspirational community champions of Stoke-on-Trent. Jennideep Hayre met her

Born to feminist parents, the message from Barbara Andrew’s mother and father was that women and men were equal, neither superior nor inferior to one another.

So it was a natural step for Barbara, 30 years ago, to join The Fawcett Society which campaigns for equality, and she has been a feminist all her life.

Originally from Birmingham, Barbara arrived in Stoke-on-Trent on New Year’s Eve 1985, after being offered a job to manage a hostel for homeless young men aged 16 – 18. Days before this a male friend died in a fatal car crash on Christmas morning. Continue reading