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New Dawn? In Conversation with Jacqui Smith
Fri 28 April 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 BST
What was the significance of Labour’s 1997 general election victory? Hear from the key players in their own words.
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 from 1999.
Also hear from Polly Toynbee and David Walker on Fri 7 April and Peter Mandelson on Thurs 20 April.
Part of our New Dawn? programme marking 20 years since the 1997 General Election.
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