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Alice in Westminster : the political life of Alice Bacon / Rachel Reeves with Richard Carr.

Author:
Reeves, Rachel, 1979- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London : I.B. Tauris, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
xviii, 222 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"Alice Bacon was one of the twentieth-century's most remarkable female politicians. Born and raised in the Yorkshire town of Normanton, she defied the odds to be elected Labour MP for Leeds North East in the 1945 General Election. Famed in her home town for her unlikely love of sports cars, she was a much-respected, no-nonsense, hard-working representative for her beloved Yorkshire Westminster. Mentored by Herbert Morrison and Hugh Gaitskell, she rose through the party becoming a Home Office minister under Roy Jenkins and latterly an Education minister with responsibility for the introduction of comprehensive schools. In the Home Office in the 1960s she oversaw the introduction of substantial societal changes, including the abolition of the death penalty, the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the legalisation of abortion. Her political career spanned some of the most momentous decades in Britain's post-war history and she played an integral part in some of the most significant social, educational and political changes which the country has ever witnessed."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-215) and index.
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ISBN:
  • 9781784537685 ((hbk.))
  • 1784537683 ((hbk.))
  • ((electronic))
  • ((ePDF))
OCLC:
959807657
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