A fantastic double-bill of two generations of female Labour politicians. Harriet Harman’s recent autobiography, Harriet Harman: A Woman’s Work, explores 40 years of the political landscape, from civil liberties in the 1970s, through the dark days of the 1980s and into power in the 1990s.
During her time as a student and then again in Parliament, she has faced sexism and fought it all the way. Meanwhile the next generation, MP and author of Alice in Westminster, Rachel Reeves offers a fascinating insight into the life of Alice Bacon, the first woman to serve as MP for Leeds, elected in the Labour Landslide of 1945.
Chaired by Laura Beers, together these two inspirational women provide an unrivalled account of political life from a perspective that is still shockingly rare in modern British and global politics; that of the female politician.