Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon

Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon

11th March 2017 @ 11:30am

Join us as Rachel Reeves, Labour MP for Leeds West, sheds light on the life and career of Alice Bacon.  With an introduction by Andy Burnham MP, chaired by Lucy Powell MP.  Alice Bacon was the first woman to represent Leeds as an MP, and is the subject of a new biography by Reeves.  The daughter of a Yorkshire coal miner, Alice was an unlikely but powerful force behind the groundbreaking social reforms of post war Labour.  Like so many women in the politics of the period, Alice has been written out of history.  Find out why it is time her legacy was brought back to the fore.   

Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism.   

Part of Wonder Women 2017, Manchester’s annual feminist festival, running 2-12 March 2017.   

Suitable for adults and young people .

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