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Labour and The First World War:
Reflections on the Party’s Role and Debates
A century ago, the Labour Party was in its very early years when the First World War broke out. To mark the Great War’s centenary, we look back to the Labour Party’s role and debates at the time, a period marked by controversy and splits but also by the party’s first ever experience of ministerial office.
We are delighted to be joined by two current members of Labour’s frontbench to discuss these issues and events.
- Dan Jarvis MBE MP has been Labour MP for Barnsley Central since 2011, is a Shadow Justice Minister, and is the Labour Party’s lead for the First World War centenary commemorations. Prior to his election to Parliament he served with the Parachute Regiment and was deployed to Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan. During his service he worked as Aide de Camp to General Sir Mike Jackson, as Adjutant of 3 Para, and on promotion to Major as a staff planner in the Permanent Joint Headquarters at Northwood and then at the Army’s Headquarters. He also served as a Company Commander in the Special Forces Support Group.
- Gregg McClymont MP has been Labour MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East since 2010 and is Shadow Pensions Minister. He has degrees in history from the Universities of Glasgow, Pennsylvania and Oxford and was Fellow in History at St Hugh’s College, Oxford 2007-10.
Date: 7.00pm, Tuesday 17th June 2014 (please allow at least 15 minutes to get through security)
Venue: Committee Room 6, House of Commons
All welcome, please register online at: http://labourhistory.eventbrite.co.uk/
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Labour History Group
Founded in 2002 as a forum for the discussion and debate of issues and personalities in Labour history, the Labour History Group organises regular events.