Labour Women Pioneers into Power Liverpool 2011 Part 2 Rachel Reeves MP on Alice Bacon MP

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Rachel Reeves MP, elected in Leeds in 2010 is writing a book about the first woman MP for Leeds, Alice Bacon. Alice had a distinguished career in public life and served the Labour Party diligently. When she died The Independent wrote about the Yorkshire lass who had become a Baroness:

“ALICE BACON can claim to be one of the most significant figures in the British Labour Movement for over 25 years: from the wartime 1940s to the last years of the Wilson government.”

I am grateful to Rachel for sharing her insights and will be buying her book on Alice when it is published. Here’s Rachel’s insight into Alice’s life which she relates to today’s politics.