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Post  Sirop14 on Tue May 12, 2015 8:17 am

Dr Hilda Stevenson-Delhomme Seychelles’ First Female Politician

From Medicine to Politics

The late Dr Hilda Stevenson-Delhomme, has earned a mention in the book, Women in Politics: Voices from the Commonwealth (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2000). Delhomme made her mark by becoming Seychelles’ first female politician. On page 111, the book states the simple facts about one of Seychelles’ most memorable female political pioneers:

“In 1903, Seychelles became a British crown colony. The archilelago’s first elections were held in 1948, when representation on the newly created Legislative Council was granted to a tiny minority of 2,000 voters. One of the representatives elected was a woman, Dr Hilda Stevenson-Delhomme, who later went on to form her own party in 1964.”

Stevenson-Delhomme held that unofficial post for several years and was later appointed to unofficial membership in the Executive Council. At the local level, Delhomme served as an elected member/councillor of the Victoria District Council and later served as that body’s chairperson as well.

Yet, these government posts were by no means Delhomme’s only accomplishment. Prior to her becoming the first Seychellois female politician, Stevenson-Delhomme had also enjoyed the distinction of becoming the Seychelles’ first female doctor. In fact, most of her life was characterised by giving, serving, and excelling.

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National Assembly opens parliamentary museum

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‘We are moving on the road of constitutional advancement,’ says founding President
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