Download e-book for iPad: Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon by Rachel Reeves

By Rachel Reeves

Alice Bacon was once one of many twentieth-century’s so much striking lady politicians. Born and raised within the Yorkshire city of Normanton, she defied the chances to be elected Labour MP for Leeds North East within the 1945 basic Election. Famed in her domestic city for her not going love of activities autos, she was once a much-respected, no-nonsense, hard-working consultant for her loved Yorkshire domestic in Westminster. Mentored by means of Herbert Morrison and Hugh Gaitskell, she rose throughout the occasion turning into a house workplace minister below Roy Jenkins and latterly an schooling Minister with accountability for the advent of entire colleges. in the house place of work within the Sixties she oversaw the creation of considerable societal adjustments, together with the abolition of the loss of life penalty, the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the legalisation of abortion. Her political profession spanned one of the most momentous many years in Britain’s postwar historical past and he or she performed a vital part in probably the most major social, academic and political adjustments which the rustic has ever witnessed. Labour MP Rachel Reeves right here tells Alice Bacon’s tale, narrating one woman’s striking development from the coalfields to the Commons.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon PDF

Similar biographies of political leaders books

Download e-book for iPad: Viscount Haldane: 'The Wicked Step-father of the Canadian by Frederick Vaughan

Viscount Richard Burdon Haldane used to be a thinker, legal professional, British MP, and member of the British cupboard in the course of the First global warfare. he's top recognized to Canadians as a pass judgement on of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (Canada's optimum court docket of attraction until eventually 1949), during which position he used to be super influential in changing the constitutional relatives among the federal parliament and the provincial legislatures.

Download e-book for kindle: William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography by Charles C. Bolton

For greater than six a long time, William F. wintry weather (b. 1923) has been probably the most recognizable public figures in Mississippi. His political profession spanned the Nineteen Forties throughout the early Eighties, from his preliminary foray into Mississippi politics as James Eastland's driving force in the course of his 1942 crusade for the USA Senate, as nation legislator, as nation tax collector, as country treasurer, and as lieutenant governor.

Download e-book for kindle: Jäger: Meine Kriegseinsätze als Elitesoldat (German Edition) by Thomas Rathsack

Die Jäger: eine Eliteeinheit, tödlich wie die army SEALs, eingesetzt in den gefährlichsten Kriegsregionen im Kampf gegen den Terror. Thomas Rathsack ist Jäger 229. Nach den Anschlägen vom eleven. September 2001 beschloss er, sich dem Terror entgegenzustellen. Er kämpfte in den unüberwindbaren Bergen Afghanistans gegen die Taliban und Al-Quaida, warfare Undercover als Afghane unterwegs, Bodyguard in der Kriegszone und rang jahrelang mit der irakischen Miliz.

Get The Last Warrior: Andrew Marshall and the Shaping of Modern PDF

Andrew Marshall is a Pentagon legend. For greater than 4 a long time he has served as Director of the place of work of web review, the Pentagon's inner imagine tank, below twelve safety secretaries and 8 administrations. but Marshall has been at the innovative of strategic pondering even longer than that.

Extra resources for Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon by Rachel Reeves


by William
4.5

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 23 votes