Person PageCaroline Beatrix Bridgeman, Viscountess Bridgeman, DBE, JP (née Parker; 30 June 1873[1] – 26 December 1961) was the first woman Political Party Central Council (Conservative) in 1926.

She was an English aristocrat, political activist, and churchwoman.[2]

Born to Hon. Cecil Thomas Parker (1845–1931), son of the 6th Earl of Macclesfield, and Rosamond Esther Harriet Longley, daughter of Archbishop of Canterbury Charles Thomas Longley, she married the 1st Viscount Bridgeman (1864-1935) on 30 April 1895 in Eccleston, Chester, England. As a result of her marriage, she was styled as Viscountess Bridgeman on 18 June 1929. She was invested as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1924, after which she was also known as Dame Caroline Bridgeman. Bridgeman held the office Justice of Peace (JP) and was a governor of the BBC between 1935 and 1939.[3] She died on 26 December 1961 of undisclosed causes, aged 88.

She had the following children: Sir Robert Clive Bridgeman, 2nd Viscount Bridgeman (1 April 1896 - 17 November 1982) Brigadier Hon. Geoffrey John Orlando Bridgeman (3 July 1898 - 15 October 1974) Anne Bridgeman (23 July 1900 - 24 July 1900) Hon. Sir Maurice Richard Bridgeman (26 January 1904 - 18 June 1980)

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