This is the third part of our series on the 1918 General Election. As well as for women and Ireland, the election was a landmark for the Labour Party. But some true radicals such as Scottish politician John Maclean have been forgotten. Until now.
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The Suffragettes were intelligent women. They knew they'd be ignored by most politicians and newspapers. So they had to think of alternative ways of getting their message out. As well as the headline acts of civil disobedience you've hea
Ask a left-leaning Briton what the most momentous election of modern times was and they'd typically say 1945. That makes sense - Clement Attlee was catapulted into office with a landslide unprecedented in Labour's history. Long-overdue restra
115 years ago today, in 1903, the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) was born at 62 Nelson Street, Moss Side, Manchester - the Pankhursts' family home. A women-only organisation, the WSPU has come to be recognised as one of the great i
Across history, radical movements for democratic change have often been led by members of the upper classes. Middle-class Clement Attlee and Westminster-educated Tony Benn in the post-war British labour movement; the nobleman, William Wallace