Anne Kerr spent just six years as an MP, but in that time made a name for herself as a powerful campaigner – and a rebel whose voice wouldn’t be silenced.
Born on this day in 1910, Barbara Castle became an icon of the labour movement – and a thorn in the side of those who sought to suppress her unabashed socialist politics.
Michael Foot was born on this day in 1913. A giant of Labour Party politics, the attempts to diminish his legacy after his death only reveal the extent to which his socialism threatened the British establishment.
The Tories portray themselves as the natural party of a conservative England, but there is another England – one with a centuries-old tradition of radicalism and dissent against the established order.
A new biography of Peter Shore rediscovers the life of a parliamentary radical who fought any attempt to weaken the political strength of working people.