Mavis Tate

Maybird (Mavis) Hogg was born on 17th August, 1893. She married Captain G. H. Gott in 1915 (divorced in 1925) and Henry Tate in 1925 (divorced in 1944).

A member of the Conservative Party Mavis Tate was elected to the House of Commons as representative of West Willesden in 1931. In 1935 she moved to the Frome constituency.

In May 1939 Archibald Ramsay founded a secret society called the Right Club. This was an attempt to unify all the different right-wing groups in Britain. Or in the leader's words of "co-ordinating the work of all the patriotic societies". In his autobiography, The Nameless War, Ramsay argued: "The main object of the Right Club was to oppose and expose the activities of Organized Jewry, in the light of the evidence which came into my possession in 1938. Our first objective was to clear the Conservative Party of Jewish influence, and the character of our membership and meetings were strictly in keeping with this objective."

Members of the Right Club included Tate, William Joyce, Anna Wolkoff, Joan Miller, A. K. Chesterton, Francis Yeats-Brown, Lord Redesdale, 5th Duke of Wellington, Duke of Westminster, E. H. Cole, John Stourton, Thomas Hunter, Aubrey Lees, Ernest Bennett, Charles Kerr, Samuel Chapman, John MacKie, James Edmondson, Marquess of Graham, Margaret Bothamley, Earl of Galloway, H. T. Mills, Richard Findlay and Serrocold Skeels.

In 1940 Mavis Tate suffered a nervous breakdown. On her recovery she abandoned her pro-German beliefs and broke away from other members of the Right Club.

Tate lost her seat in the House of Commons at the 1945 General Election. Mavis Tate died on 5th June, 1947.