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New Dawn? In Conversation with Jacqui Smith

New Dawn? In Conversation with Jacqui Smith

What was the significance of Labour’s 1997 general election victory? Hear from the key players in their own words.

28 April 2017

Time 18:00 - 19:30

Duration 1 hours 30 minutes

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £5

Join Steven Fielding, Professor of Political History at The University of Nottingham, for a series of conversations exploring this vital but controversial moment in Britain’s democratic history.

In 1997 Jacqui Smith was elected as the MP for Redditch (one of the ‘target seats’ which brought a Labour victory), having been selected as a Labour candidate through an all woman shortlist.  She was one of 101 Labour women who entered the House of Commons that year, an unprecedented number.  In 2007 Jacqui Smith became the first woman to be appointed Home Secretary, having served as a Minister since 1999.

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