"Order of the British Empire/Dame Sara Elizabeth Barker" was a British people/British political administrator, prominent in the Labour Party (UK)/Labour Party.

Born in the West Riding of Yorkshire, Barker's father was an Independent Labour Party activist and served a term as Mayor of Halifax, West Yorkshire/Halifax. Barker studied at Halifax Technical College, and with the Workers Educational Association, and became active in the Labour Party. At the age of sixteen, she became the women's officer for the local branch of the party.

In 1935, Barker was appointed as secretary and agent for the Halifax branch of the Labour Party, and she gradually rose to prominence, becoming the party's Yorkshire women's officer in 1942, assistant national agent in 1951, and Chief Women's Officer in 1960. In 1962, she became National Agent for the party, the first women to hold this post.

In 1968, she served as Acting General Secretary, following the resignation of Leonard Williams (politician)/Len Williams, and until Harry Nicholas was appointed.Lucy Middleton, Women in the Labour Movement: The British Experience, pp. 157, 203.

She retired from her posts in 1969, and was made a List of Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire/Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire the following year.

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