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Rachel Reeves MP on Leeds' first Women MP, Alice Bacon

In the last in our series of International Women’s Day blog posts today, Rachel Reeves MP talks about Alice Bacon – who was the first woman to represent Leeds in Parliament. 510 more words

Who Led Leeds? Case Study #1: Maud Dightam

  • by Antony Ramm, Local and Family History, Central Library

Many readers will be familiar with the name and the achievements of Alice Bacon, the first woman elected as an MP in Leeds. 1,332 more words

Leeds History

The Beauty of Concrete: Ending Loneliness

Most of us were probably unaware of Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley & Spen, until her tragic death in June 2016, a week before the EU referendum. 618 more words

‘Never more relevant’

Rachel Reeves tells Richard Angell and Conor Pope the subject of her book, Alice Bacon, would have a clear message for today’s moderates

First publish in… 1,491 more words

Progress Online

Culture, Class And Loathing: The Establishment's Distorted Views Of The Working Class

In recent years I have noticed a tendency on the part of mainstream politicians and the media to make blanket generalisations of the working class. For them, the working class is uniformly illiterate, ignorant, racist, xenophobic, eat Big Macs and slob around in tracksuit bottoms that have been purchased from Sports Direct. 1,394 more words

Society & Culture

Even Remainers Who Accept The EU Referendum Result Are In Denial As To Why People Voted For Brexit

The EU referendum was not a question of “head vs heart”. When Remainers pretend that they occupied the intellectual high ground, they only delay their necessary and inevitable reckoning with the will of the British people… 1,006 more words

UK Politics

A different kind of Labour


Today I joined the Labour Party in disgust. Here is a copy of a letter I sent upon my membership to the party, to Jeremy Corbyn and to my MP Rachel Reeves. 771 more words