Rachel Reeves

Member of Parliament for Leeds West

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Talking Alice Bacon with Rachel Reeves MP

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Join us for an evening with Leeds MP Rachel Reeves. When Rachel was elected MP in 2010, she learned that she was only the second woman to serve as an MP for Leeds. She set out to find out more about Labour MP Alice Bacon, who was active in politics between 1945-1970. It soon became clear that Bacon had a remarkable career, playing a key role in the legalisation of abortion, homosexuality and the abolition of the death penalty as Minister of State in the Home Office. The 50th anniversary of much of that legislation takes place next year. She was also instrumental in helping to roll out comprehensive education in the Department of Education, something she was passionate about as a former teacher.   Rachel's book is "Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon."

When?

January 26, 2017 at 7pm - 8:30pm

Where?

Grove Bookshop, Ilkley
10 The Grove, Ilkley , Yorkshire LS29 9EG, United Kingdom, Google map and directions
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