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What Would Keir Hardie Say: Where Next for the Labour Party?

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Blackwell's is pleased to be hosting Pauline Bryan heading up a panel of experts to consider the legacy of Labour founder Keir Hardie.

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With the leadership campaign in full swing, the question on everyone’s lips is: where next for the Labour Party? Labour Peer and editor of Keir Hardie & the 21st Century Socialist Revival Pauline Bryan brings together a varied group of commentators to consider the legacy of Labour founder Keir Hardie. She is joined by contributors Richard Leonard MSP, Ann Henderson and Vince Mills to discuss Hardie’s stances on issues such as unemployment, women’s inequality and Home Rule – all still relevant today – and the importance of keeping his values at the forefront as the Labour Party enters a new era.

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Pauline Bryan has worked for both the ILP and the Fabian Society. She is a member of the Scottish Labour Campaign for Socialism, the Red Paper Collective and the Keir Hardie Society. In 2018 she became a Labour Peer in the House of Lords.

Ann Henderson is currently a member of the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee and the Scottish Executive Committee. A party member for nearly 40 years, she is active in the women’s movement and the trade union movement, with a longstanding interest in their combined history. She was recently elected as Rector of the University of Edinburgh.

Richard Leonard MSP is the leader of the Scottish Labour Party and a Member of the Scottish Parliament. He is a founding member of the Keir Hardie Society and vice-chairperson of the Scottish Labour History Society, and a champion of labour history.

Vince Mills is convenor of the Red Paper Collective, to which he has contributed to every publication since the 2005 book which he edited. He writes widely for left journals, including the Scottish Left Review and the Morning Star.

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