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Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationali...
Sun 30 October 2016, 13:00 – 15:00 GMT
The fiery, red-headed Mancunian Ellen Wilkinson began her political career as a Labour councillor in 1923. She quickly made the leap from local to parliamentary politics, ultimately becoming Britain’s second female cabinet minister in 1945. Laura Beers’s new biography tells Wilkinson’s story, including her leadership of the Jarrow Crusade and her fearless campaign against fascism.