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Funds Needed for Sylvia Pankhurst Statue

Apr 13th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The campaign to build a London statue to the socialist suffragette, Sylvia Pankhurst, is calling for donations towards its goal of erecting a monument outside the Marx Memorial Library on Islington’s Clerkenwell Green.



Talking Labour History

Apr 8th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Paul Preston and Jane Martin will be the key speakers at the Labour Heritage annual general meeting on 21 May when discussions will focus on the Spanish Civil War and the education reformist and socialist, Caroline Benn.



Keep It Co-op – Again!

Mar 31st, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The Keep It Co-op campaign has been re-launched just a year after winning a resounding victory in a vote to retain the historic link between the Co-operative Group and the Co-operative party.



Ada Salter Talk at Marx Memorial Library

Mar 29th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Author Graham Taylor will deliver a Socialist History Society lecture on the pioneering ILPer and feminist Ada Salter at London’s Marx Memorial Library on Tuesday 26 April.



Housing in Crisis: Resisting the Bill & Building Alternatives

Mar 12th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

“It’s clear the Tories are destroying the welfare state and we have to do whatever we can to stop them,” said ILP chair David Connolly as he drew the organisation’s well-attended Unbalanced Britain seminar on the housing crisis to a close in Leeds last weekend.

Connolly’s cry for action came at the end of a day of discussion about the Tories’ Housing & Planning Bill and all aspects of Britain’s hideously unequal, market-driven approach to housing.



Walter Ayles Plaque to be Unveiled

Mar 12th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

A blue plaque to commemorate ILPer and conscientious objector Walter Ayles will be unveiled in Bristol on Sunday 17 April, exactly 100 years to the day since he was arrested for campaigning against the Military Service Act of 1916.



Salters Play to Tour London

Mar 12th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage, News

Politic Man, Alison Mead’s play about pioneering ILPers Ada and Alf Salter, is all set to go ahead with performances lined up at venues across London in May and June.



Four Leaders to March Against Trident

Feb 19th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Leaders from four political parties will join what promises to be the biggest mobilisation against nuclear weapons in a generation when they march from Marble Arch to Trafalgar Square on Saturday 27 February as part of a national demonstration against Trident.



Housing in Crisis: Still Time to Book

Feb 19th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, Lead

You have one week left to book your place at the ILP’s next Unbalanced Britain seminar, Housing in Crisis, to be held in Leeds on Saturday 5 March.

The impressive line-up of speakers includes Dr Quintin Bradley, senior lecturer in planning and housing at Leeds Beckett University, Fabian Hamilton, Labour MP for Leeds North East and author of Building Homes For Britain, and Ellen Robottom from Hands off our Homes. The one-day workshop will examine the implications of the Tory Housing Bill and look at what’s happening to housing in Britain today.



Book Launch: The Blair Supremacy

Feb 14th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

An array of speakers has been lined up for the Leeds launch of Lewis Minkin’s new book The Blair Supremacy on Friday 4 March, including the author himself.