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Alice in Westminster

18 November 2017, Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon @ People's History MuseumJoin us as Labour MP for Leeds West Rachel Reeves sheds light on the life of Alice Bacon – the first woman to represent Leeds as an MP, and the subject of a new biography.

The daughter of a Yorkshire coal miner, Alice was an unlikely but powerful force behind the ground-breaking social reforms of post war Labour, including the legalisation of abortion, the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the abolition of the death penalty.

18 November 2017, Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon @ People's History MuseumA former teacher, her real passion was comprehensive education, and as Minister for Education in the late 1960s she was a key player in its national roll out under Anthony Crosland, Secretary of State for Education and Science at the time.

Like so many women in the politics of the period, Alice has been written out of history.  Find out why it is time her legacy was brought back to the fore.

Part of UK Parliament Week 2017.

Suitable for adults and young people

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