For 39 years Baroness May Blood MBE worked in a local mill as a cutter, during which time she was an active trade unionist. In 1990 she became a full-time community worker.
She is a passionate advocate for those living with the effects of poverty, particularly in relation to housing, unemployment and early years education. May was a founder member of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition and of the Coalition’s Talks Team during the multi-party talks, which culminated with the Good Friday Agreement.
May speaks about her life and tells of her experiences giving us an insight into the times she has lived through.