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Characters Lettice Cooper
The story is set in a town called Aire, which has been variously identified as Leeds and Sheffield. It depicts the socialist movement at a moment of transition: the rich industrialist Marsdens, the old-money...
Cultural formation Antonia Fraser
Her family were highly educated, upper-class, Labour Party supporters: English, although her Anglo-Irish father sometimes liked to declare himself an Irishman.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
under Elizabeth Pakenham, Francis Aungier Pakenham
He was an earl's son, but the second...
Cultural formation Judith Kazantzis
Her father 's family was Anglo-Irish, and though he liked sometimes to say he was Irish, the family were in every real sense English. They were highly educated professionals of the upper class (on the...
Cultural formation Philip Larkin
He is often remembered as a racist, on account of disgracefully vituperative letters and private light verse written during his late, right-wing period, when niggers were hate-figures to him along with Commies and the Labour Party
Cultural formation Beatrice Webb
BW 's husband was elevated to a peerage—for the reason that the Labour government urgently needed a Secretary of State in the House of Lords. Beatrice refused to be known by the title of Lady.
Caine, Barbara. Destined to Be Wives: The Sisters of Beatrice Webb. Clarendon.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Cultural formation Alison Uttley
She was born to rural working class parents. They were both fine story-tellers, though her father belonged to the oral rather than the literary tradition. As a child she was sent, by a mother whose...
Dedications Naomi Jacob
NJ issued a novel entitled The Beloved Physician, dedicated to Ethel Bentham , a fellow Labour Party member, as the really and rightly Beloved Physician.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012]. http://www.gale.com/c/the-times-literary-supplement-historical-archive.
(13 March 1930): 211
Jacob, Naomi. Me: A Chronicle about Other People. Hutchinson.
205
Employer Cecily Mackworth
In summer 1945, as the date of the general election approached, CM began working for the Labour Party : quite a good job in the research dept, but we are drowned in work.
Hewett, Christopher, editor. The Living Curve : Letters to W. J. Strachan, 1929-1979. Taranman.
47
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Employer Mary Agnes Hamilton
MAH sat as Labour Member of Parliament for Blackburn in Lancashire. She won her seat in the Flapper Election and lost it in the landslide victory of the National Coalition government on 27 October 1931.
Who’s Who. Adam and Charles Black.
1966
Hamilton, Mary Agnes. Remembering My Good Friends. Jonathan Cape.
180
Family and Intimate relationships Vera Brittain
VB and George Catlin , political scientist and Labour intellectual, were married in a fashionable white wedding at St James's, Spanish Place, London.
Berry, Paul, and Mark Bostridge. Vera Brittain: A Life. Chatto and Windus.
208
Gorham, Deborah. Vera Brittain: A Feminist Life. Blackwell.
190
Family and Intimate relationships Ann Oakley
AO was heavily influenced by her father, Richard Morris Titmuss , who, without a university education himself, became first an insurance clerk, and then a noted academic and social critic, one of the founders of...
Family and Intimate relationships Vera Brittain
VB gave birth in London to her daughter, Shirley Vivian Catlin , who as Shirley Williams later became a Labour politician and cabinet minister.
Berry, Paul, and Mark Bostridge. Vera Brittain: A Life. Chatto and Windus.
243, 581, 510
Family and Intimate relationships Judith Kazantzis
JK 's father, Francis Aungier Pakenham, was an Oxford academic teaching political science when his daughter Judith was born. He was already a maverick: he commanded the Oxford Local Defence Volunteers (later the Home Guard)...
Family and Intimate relationships Angela Carter
Her mother, Olive (Farthing) Stalker , came from a coal-mining district in south Yorkshire. She won a scholarship to a grammar school (from which she emerged speaking more correct English than her own mother)
Gamble, Sarah. Angela Carter. A Literary Life. Palgrave Macmillan.
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Family and Intimate relationships Marghanita Laski
The political theorist Harold Laski was ML 's uncle. Laski, a professor at the London School of Economics, was the best-known socialist intellectual of his era. His books on the Second World War, the...

Timeline

May 1850: Reynolds's Weekly News was launched by George...

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May 1850

Reynolds's Weekly News was launched by George Reynolds as a radical Sunday paper of international news, designed to serve the cause of freedom and democracy.

1857: A proposal to move the National Gallery further...

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1857

A proposal to move the National Gallery further out, from its central-London site in Trafalgar Square to somewhere suburban, resulted in a poll of Westminster employers as to the relation of their workforce to...

September 1886: A famous meeting of the Fabian Society resolved...

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September 1886

A famous meeting of the Fabian Society resolved that it was desirable for socialists to form a politial party; this was the first germ of the Labour Party .

27-28 February 1900: The Trades Union Congress Conference met...

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27-28 February 1900

The Trades Union Congress Conference met at Memorial Hall, Faringdon, Berkshire, to decide on ways of improving labour representation in Parliament.

3 March 1900: The British Labour Party was launched as...

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3 March 1900

The British Labour Party was launched as the Labour Representation Committee , following a motion proposed the previous year by the rail union.

1906: The Labour Representation Committee changed...

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1906

The Labour Representation Committee changed its name to the Labour Party .

9 March 1906: The Women's Labour League was founded by...

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9 March 1906

The Women's Labour League was founded by Mary Fenton MacPherson and Margaret MacDonald ; the WLL provided campaign support for Labour candidates but was not offically connected to the Labour Party until 1908.

1909: The Women's Labour League gained affiliation...

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1909

The Women's Labour League gained affiliation with the Labour Party in London.

January 1910: A general election was fought in Britain...

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January 1910

A general election was fought in Britain on the issue of Lloyd George 's people's budget of the previous year: the combined Conservative and [Ulster] Unionist Parties came in only two votes behind the Liberals

1911: The Social Democratic Federation merged with...

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1911

The Social Democratic Federation merged with other activist groups to form the British Socialist Party (not to be confused with the Labour Party , which had been in being for a decade).

15 April 1912: The Daily Herald, first newspaper of the...

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15 April 1912

The Daily Herald, first newspaper of the Labour Party , was launched on capital of £200; it changed its title to the Herald and back again to the Daily Herald before expiring in 1964.

May 1912: The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies...

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May 1912

The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies established the Election Fighting Fund to allow it to support Labour candidates in constituencies where a Liberal anti-suffragist was running.

May 1912: The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies...

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May 1912

The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies voted to support Labour candidates.

Between 1914 and 1918: During the First World War, the Workers'...

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Between 1914 and 1918

During the First World War, the Workers' War Emergency Committee was formed to address wartime labour issues.

Early 1918: The Women's Labour League merged with the...

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Early 1918

The Women's Labour League merged with the Labour Party to become the Women's Section: this happened when the Party's new constitution allowed women (and other people) to join as independent members.

Texts

Williams-Ellis, Amabel. Is Woman’s Place in the Home?. Labour Party, 1947.