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.

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